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· May, 2009

Stories about Bahrain from May, 2009

Bahrain: Swine Flu Arrives

Earlier this week the first case of the new H1N1 flu, or swine flu, was confirmed in Bahrain, arriving with a Bahraini student who had been in New York. Bahrain's...

Bahrain: Just Six Months For Manslaughter?

Bahraini blogger Yagoob is frustrated about the light sentences handed down in Bahraini courts.

Bahrain: Our Need For Indians Is Like Our Need For Air

Earlier this month, Bahrain announced that it would be ending the system of sponsorship of foreign labour. While the move is intended to stop the exploitation of workers, especially from...

Bahrain: No Longer Anonymous

Bahraini blogger Hala, who blogs at When it Beeps, has decided Bahrain is too small for a person to try to be anonymous – so she introduces herself to her...

Bahrain: Activism Widget Generator Launched

Mideast Youth has launched a widget generator to raise awareness on imprisoned bloggers, journalists and activists. “Setting up campaigns is not an easy task if you don’t have the right...

Bahrain: Message to Greedy Dealers: Let them Rust

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif lends his voice to the Let Them Rust campaign, which aims to “force greedy car dealerships to reduce their prices.” “The essence of this campaign...

Bahrain: Possible Pay Rise for MPs

Bahrain-based blogger Coolred38 cannot believe her ears: “This can only be a late April Fool's joke being played out to the masses…MP's might possibly be getting yet ANOTHER pay rise!!!”

Bahrain: Why so many sandstorms?

Bahraini blogger flymenian wonders why Bahrain has experienced so many sandstorms in recent years – and asks, “Could it just be the God Almighty is mad with us?”

Bahrain: Shameless Cruelty to Animals

Back to blogging after a long hiatus, Bahraini Mahmood Al Yousif lashes out at the way ‘poor unfortunate birds’ and animals are treated in his country. Click on the link...

Bahrain: Thoughts on Activism

“Activism isn't just about justice. It's an effort to provide the freedom necessary to build a sustainable civilization,” writes Esra'a at Mideast Youth. Read more of the young Bahraini activist's...

Bahrain: MPs Vote for Alcohol Ban

“It's official. Bahrain is regressing – MPs voted for a blanket ban on the sale of alcohol anywhere & everywhere,” writes Sam Mahmood, on Twitter. The motion is yet to...

Bahrain: Activists Blogs and Sites Blocked

Bahraini activist Ghada Jamsheer, who blogs at Bahrain Eve [Ar], links to a statement from the Cairo-based Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), which reports that her blog is...

Bahrain: LGBT Blogs Blocked

From Bahrain, LGBT blogger Shams Alma7aba [Ar] lists a number of LGBT blogs which have been blocked in that country following a recent crackdown on the Internet.

Bahrain: Telecom Mafia

Bahraini blogger Funaki believes there is a new kind of mafia in Bahrain – the telecommunications companies who provide Internet services.

Bahrain: An Alcohol Ban – And Then?

Bahraini blogger The Dude fears for the consequences of an alcohol ban, as proposed by Bahrain's MPs.

Bahrain: The Secret of Nicknames

Bahraini blogger Ali discusses his nicknames and how people started using them in this post.

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