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· April, 2008

Stories about Bahrain from April, 2008

Bahrain: Why are Adult Sites Popular?

Why are adult sites popular in the Middle East, asks Bahraini Esra'a, who posts a video opinion from Lebanon.

Bahrain: A Tale of Two Villages

Journalist Jeffrey Black visits Bahrain and notes his observations in this post.

Bahrain: Food, Money and Traffic

Bahraini bloggers are sticking to the important subjects this week: food, money and traffic congestion, writes Ayesha Saldanha who brings us the latest vibes from the local blogosphere this week.

Bahrain: Remembering Samar Al Ansari

From Bahrain, Soul Search shares with us a touching tribute blog by a Bahrain mother in memory of her daughter, Samar Al Ansari, who was killed in a car crash...

Bahrain: Kick the Dog

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif takes a trip down memory lane to his first days as a blogger – with a blog called Kick the Dog.

Bahrain: Sleep Troubles

From Bahrain, Umm Naief writes about her problems with insomnia.

Bahrain: MPs call to deport homosexuals

Out of the closet and out of the country? Ayesha Saldanha brings us blogger reactions on how Bahraini MPs are pushing for a new law to clampdown on homosexuality among...

Bahrain: Not so Happy

Is Bahrain the happiest place in the Gulf? Bahraini Mahmood Al Yousif challenges a newspaper claim in this post.

Bahrain: Can't Spell New York

Students at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) in Bahrain cannot spell New York, complains Redbelt, who posts a picture to prove his point.

Bahrain: Wanted – more vlogs!

Yagoob has started vlogging (video blogging) and is encouraging other Bahraini bloggers to do the same.

Bahrain: Blogging for the environment

In recent months Bahrain's bloggers have been turning more and more to environmental issues, and one group of bloggers have even started a campaign to raise awareness about the environmental...

AIDS – A Taboo in the Arab World

AIDS, the deadly acquired immune deficiency syndrome, is a taboo word in the Arab world. But the scary word has managed to crop up in many blog posts this week...

Bahrain: Jews Remember Al Nakba

Bint Battuta in Bahrain links to Palestine Remembered and No Time to Celebrate – Jews Remember Al Nakba (Catastrophe), which draw attention to the plight of Palestinians since the establishment...

Bahrain: Iniquitous Distribution of Electoral Districts

“One of the main grievances people of Bahrain have is the iniquitous distribution of the electoral districts… Lawyer Abdulla Al-Shamlawi is suing the government in its own courts [Arabic] for...

Bahrain: Policeman's death divides bloggers

Earlier this week a Bahraini policeman, Majid Asghar Ali, 27, was killed after a patrol car was attacked and set on fire near a village called Karzakan. Bahrain's bloggers have...

Bahrain: Alcohol and Islam

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif writes about a controversial new fatwa (religious edict), by a leading Islamic scholar, which decrees that Islam allows alcohol consumption in small quantities!

Bahrain: Farmer's Market

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif announces the country's first farmer's market, being held at a garden centre this weekend.

Bahrain: Cool Project Launched

Bahraini blogger Ammar laughs his way through the opening of a new project in Bahrain.

Bahrain: Surreal Gulf Moments

Bint Battuta in Bahrain describes “one of those surreal Gulf moments when I found myself unable to get my message across in either Arabic or English.”

Bahrain: Should young girls wear hijab?

Bahrain's bloggers have recently looked at topics including the difficulties of being a pedestrian in Bahrain, negative thinking amongst Bahraini youth, the pressure placed on young girls to wear the...

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