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· April, 2009

Stories about Bahrain from April, 2009

UAE: Torture video sends shock waves around the world

Last week, a grainy video from 2005 made headlines, shaking up viewers around the globe. The video, first shown on U.S.-based ABC News, showed Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al-Nahyan -...

MENA: Reflections on Durban II

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech, and the way European Union representatives reacted to it at the United Nations Conference on Racism in Geneva (Durban II), has stirred debates among bloggers...

Bahrain: Submissions for Bitfilm Open

Mideast Youth has been named a partner in the Bitfilm Festival for Digital Film and New Media, which will be Hamburg and Tel Aviv, writes the site's Bahraini founder Esra'a....

Bahrain: Blocked by Information Ministry

Silly Bahraini Girl reports that her country's Information Ministry has blocked access to, an aggregator which brings all Bahraini blogs under one roof.

Bahrain: Who's Calling?

Bahraini blogger Hussein Nasser explains why an Arabic-interfaced phone needs to be told if a caller is male or female.

Bahrain: Sunni v. Shi'i Basketball

Bahraini blogger Ali Abdulemam writes about a basketball match with Sunni fans on one side and Shi'i the other.

Bahrain: News At Full Volume

Bahraini blogger The Dude is not impressed: “If anyone was ever unfortunate enough to stumble upon the Kingdom of Bahrain's official news agency's website, they'd be forgiven for thinking Bahrain...

Bahrain: Signs Of The Times?

In Bahrain, Weld El-ma6aba has noticed some signs he thinks are pretty unusual.

Bahrain: Celebrating Veganism

Tasha, an American living in Bahrain who blogs at The Voracious Vegan, is celebrating two years of veganism with a special recipe.

Bahrain: Unblock Political Websites

Bahraini blogger Zainab Abdel Amir requests the government to unblock the political websites that are currently banned in the country [Ar].

Bahrain: Airport Stories

Bahraini blogger Yagoob recounts some of his recent experiences in airports – including meeting a Japanese security officer in Nagoya who wanted to practice speaking Arabic.

Bahrain: The Pleasures of Motherhood

Um Naief is an American married to a Bahraini, and she has written a post about why she enjoys motherhood so much.

Bahrain: Authorities Censor Just Bahraini

Just Bahraini has been blocked by the authorities in Bahrain. “I don’t know what the rationale used at our respected Ministry of Information to block this particular site, a site...

Bahrain: The Real Highway Code?

Jeremiah, blogging at Prophet in Bahrain, has outlined what he believes is the Bahrain Highway Code: “1. At any junction 1 in 4 cars must do a U-Turn.”

Bahrain: Ban On Alcohol Sought

Bahrain has always been known as one of the most liberal and tolerant of the Gulf states, but in recent years the country's political environment has become increasingly religious, with...

Bahrain: Audience Guidelines

After attending a classical music concert Bahraini blogger Hasan has decided to let people know just how they should behave if they go to one.

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