· December, 2008

Stories about Bahrain from December, 2008

Bahrain: The bunny must go

  26 December 2008

Bahraini blogger Ammaro reports on the sudden interest of MPs in ridding Bahrain of anything with the Playboy rabbit on it: “The bunny logo has been spotted everywhere from supermarkets, to perfume and accessories shops, and it renders anyone staring at it for more than 2 seconds to be transformed...

Bahrain: Letter to a stalker

  17 December 2008

Bahraini blogger Hamad Balucci writes a letter to a ‘stalker’ who has accused him of writing purely for self-promotion: “I write this blog and my other writings as a self promotion. Yes, there is no lying here. … Do I care if I am hated by other people? No. Do...

Bahrain: A Near Death Experience

  15 December 2008

“When I felt sand splatter on me I remember thinking that this was more serious than just a tip to the side. This was it. I was gone. I was going to go. I was definitely dying. Wasn't there something I was meant to say before dying?” writes Evil Odd...

Migrant Workers in the Gulf

  12 December 2008

Nimr, from America-Palestinian Kabobfest, discusses the issue of migrant workers in the Gulf – and how their governments are not fending for their rights thanks to the millions of remittance payments they send back home every month.

Bahrain: The Ignored Generation

  11 December 2008

Ali Abdulemam, from Bahrain, wonders why politicians don't ask the young generation for their views on the issues they are facing.

Bahrain: King Invites Jews to Return

  3 December 2008

The king of Bahrain has invited Jews to return to his country. “This sounds like the man really likes the Jews, and it sounds as if he is so magnanimous!” Michelle Nevada of Israel Jewish News blogs. “The truth couldn't be farther from what you think.”

Mideast Youth: MEFaith is Ours

  3 December 2008

Bahrain-based Mideast Youth‘s Esra'a is fuming that a US-based organisation is claiming ownership of a website, MEFaith.com, which is “created, designed, developed and continues to be maintained by the Mideast Youth team.” To prevent confusion, the website's new home is now MideastFaith.org.

Middle East: Saddened by Mumbai Attacks

  2 December 2008

Amid the sadness and shock at the Mumbai attacks, bloggers across the Arab world are posing many questions. Amira Al Hussaini takes a closer look at blogs and online forums from Bahrain, Egypt, Oman and the UAE for reactions.