Stories about Bahrain from August, 2010
bint battuta in bahrain takes us to Freej Al Fadhel, Al Fadhel neighbourhood in the capital Manama, for a glimpse into daily life 10 minutes before the call for prayers which signal the end of the fasting day this Ramadan.
Technology for transparency activists are making headway in the Middle East and North Africa, but greater access to both technology tools and skills and legal assistance is needed in order to maximize their potential.
On Facebook, a Bahraini posts an eye-opening letter to a minister asking him to visit a mosque in Hidd, describing its sorry state of affairs. Read to the end of the letter to find out what could await those who raise their voices.
Saudi Arabia and Bahrain are mourning the loss of an intellectual who has contributed greatly to the cultural and development scene of both neighbouring countries. Ghazi Al Gosaibi, a poet, author, Ambassador and minister, died yesterday at the age of 70. Bloggers and tweeps remember him in this round up of reactions from across the Arab world.
With parliamentary elections planned in Bahrain for October, voters have upped the prices for their votes, reports a local newspaper. Mahmood Al Yousif comments on vote buying here.
Bahrain is gearing up for its parliamentary elections in October. Mahmood Al Yousif shares some indications of the pending elections here.
CrowdVoice.org, a user-powered service that tracks voices of protest from around the world by crowdsourcing information, has a new video which explains how it could be used, announces Mideast Youth here.
After a three-year hiatus, Bahraini Rants announces he is back to blogging here.
bint battuta in bahrain is pleased with an Iranian historical serial – Yusuf Al-Siddiq, which tells us the story of Joseph, son of Jacob, grandson of Isaac, great-grandson of Abraham, and which is dubbed into Arabic.
Bahraini Mahmood Al Yousif feels ‘flutters’ in his chest and does the right thing when he goes through a series of tests. “only a fool becomes one’s own doctor, and I had,” he admits.
Bahrain is gearing up for its parliamentary elections in October. Activists have set up a Facebook page entitled: Towards a Liberal Bahrain.
Bahraini Mahmood Al Yousif shot bats in his garden. Bats are not commonly seen in Bahrain.