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· August, 2010

Stories about Bahrain from August, 2010

Bahrain: Freej Al Fadhel before Iftar

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...

Tech and Transparency in MENA: A Long Way to Go

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...

Bahrain: The Sorry State of Affairs of a Hidd Mosque

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...

Saudi Arabia: In Memory of Dr Ghazi Al Gosaibi

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,...

Bahrain: Expensive Vote Buying

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: Election Indicators

Bahrain is gearing up for its parliamentary elections in October. Mahmood Al Yousif shares some indications of the pending elections here.

Bahrain: CrowdVoice Video Out, 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...

Bahrain: Back to Ranting

After a three-year hiatus, Bahraini Rants announces he is back to blogging here.

Bahrain: Watching Yusuf Al Siddiq

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,...

Bahrain: Fools and Doctors

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...

Bahrain: Towards a Liberal Bahrain

Bahrain is gearing up for its parliamentary elections in October. Activists have set up a Facebook page entitled: Towards a Liberal Bahrain.

Bahrain: Shooting Bats

Bahraini Mahmood Al Yousif shot bats in his garden. Bats are not commonly seen in Bahrain.

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