Stories about Bahrain from 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...
Bahraini blogger Yagoob is currently studying in Japan - and has seen firsthand the legendary Japanese work ethic. In this post he compares the attitude of many Bahrainis towards work with that of the Japanese.
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...
“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...
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 is distancing itself from the impact of the economic crisis rocking the world economies, writes blogger Khalid in this post [Ar].
What's a “special shaikh sooka?” asks Bint Battuta in Bahrain. To find out, check out her post here.
Ali Abdulemam, from Bahrain, wonders why politicians don't ask the young generation for their views on the issues they are facing.
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.”
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.
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.