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· June, 2009

Stories about Bahrain from June, 2009

Bahrain: Comparing Government Efficiency In Bahrain And Japan

Bahraini blogger Yagoob is studying in Japan, and he compares the experience of receiving financial aid from the Bahraini and Japanese governments: “Nagoya is a city with a population of...

Bahrain: The Failure Of Education

Mahmood responds to a recently issued official report about the standards of education in Bahrain: “Education in this country is a joke, generally. Things will not change unless the decrepit...

Bahrain: What Does “Madrasah” Mean?

Bahraini blogger Cradle of Humanity is currently in the United States, and she recounts a misunderstanding that took place when she was asked if there are any madrasahs in Bahrain…

Bahrain: Remembering Michael

Michael Jackson was a resident of Bahrain for a short time – and Mahmood remembers some of the things he got up to: “What will I remember of him? Well,...

Bahrain: The Word Is Out

Bahraini blogger Mohammed AlMaskati comments on how easy it is to get the ‘real’ news about Bahrain today, from outside the country at least: “A simple search for the word...

Bahrain: Newspaper Suspended For A Day

On Monday, 22 June, Bahrain's oldest newspaper in circulation Akhbar Al Khaleej was suspended for the day after printing an article critical of certain Iranian leaders and making reference to...

Bahrain: Should “Native Speakers” Be Given Preference?

Bahraini blogger Cradle of Humanity was angry about a recruitment advertisement at a college which stated that native speakers of English would be given preference, so she wrote to complain:...

Bahrain: A Plea For Less Drama

Bahraini blogger Hala is tired with the commenters on her blog When it Beeps: “I’m beginning to feel that I encounter more Drama in the blogosphere than in my real...

Bahrain: Train And Hire Bahrainis, Please

Bassam Noor is pleased that a Bahraini has been hired in a senior position in major investment firm Investcorp for the first time, but says: “It’s unfair that Investcorp benefits...

Bahrain: Female Lifeguards?

Following a tragedy in which a child drowned, Bahrain Taxi has concluded that the fact that family groups prefer not to use male lifeguards means that Bahraini women should train...

Bahrain: Making Changes

This week two Bahraini bloggers announced their intention to make some changes in their life: Flymenian has a new routine, and Mahmood wants to lose weight.

Bahrain/Tunisia: Censors of the Net

Sesawe‘s blog publishes an English translation of an article which appeared in France's Le Monde 2, entitled Censors of the Net, written by Claire Ulrich, which focuses on censorship, including...

Arab World: Berkman Launches New Arab Blog Study

Harvard University's Berkman Centre for Internet and Society has released a study of the Arabic blogosphere entitled Mapping the Arabic Blogosphere. About 35,000 active blogs were covered. “The goal for...

Bahrain: Ahmadinejad, For And Against

Bahrain has many historical and cultural links to Iran. A number of Bahrainis (both Shi'a and Sunnis) have Persian roots and speak Persian, and many of Bahrain's Shi'a community regularly...

Bahrain: Cultural Comparisons

Bahraini blogger Cradle of Humanity, who has spent time studying both in the UK and the US, has come to a conclusion that surprises her: “I think I came to...

Bahrain: Bloggers Meet

Mahmood reports on a get-together of Bahraini bloggers, after a long break.

Bahrain: Equipped For Swine Flu?

Bahraini blogger Emoodz asks why a student returning from the US who was feeling unwell was sent home from the doctor with some painkillers – then was later discovered to...

Bahrain: Learning To Appreciate Bahrain

The Bahrain Taxi blog is back – but is no longer ranting: “I’ve been in Bahrain for nearly two years now and I feel I have finally settled down…rather than...

Bahrain: What Happened To Bahrain's Blogs?

Bahraini blogger Mohammed AlMaskati wonders what has happened to the local blogosphere: “We had a decent online community, and a good thing going. I used to skim BahrainBlogs before my...

Bahrain: Disappointment In Iranian Election Result

Bahraini blogger Ali Abdulemam cannot believe that Iranians have chosen Mahmoud Ahmadinejad again, and reports what he discovered while following Iranian blogs.

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