Stories about Bahrain from September, 2010
Bahrain: Who is Ali Abdulemam?
Bahraini blogger Hussain Yousif describes his jailed friend blogger Ali Abdulemam in this post. For more details on Ali's arrest, read this.
Bahrain: Access to Political Societies Websites Blocked
Bahrain has blocked access to countless websites, blogs and the websites of political societies, ahead of parliamentary elections. Mahmood Al Yousif comments on the development here.
Bahrain: Human Rights Societies
Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif gives us a sneak preview to what has been happening on the human rights societies scene recently.
Bahrain: Unwatchable TV
Mahmood Al Yousif, from Bahrain, is livid that more money is being pumped into Bahrain Television. He writes: “this .. television station must be the most invested in in the history of broadcast and it’s still a completely unwatched and unwatchable station. And when it is watched, on those rare...
Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab Banned from Travelling
Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab reports on Twitter: “#bahrain I am banned from traveling.”
Bahrain: BlackBerry News Services Banned – Again
“Bahrain’s authorities have ordered a BlackBerry news provider to stop his services, citing violations of the media laws,” writes Habib Toumi. This is the second time this service is banned.
Bahrain: Infallible Prophets
Are all prophets infallible? Bint Battuta in Bahrain digs deeper into the issue.
Bahrain: Doctored Translations
“Some of our illustrious press carried a doctored translation in Arabic of what the US State Department spokesman said when asked about the deteriorating security situation in Bahrain,” writes Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif.
Lebanon: Bloggers with Battle Scars
“It was always embarrassing to attend Arab bloggers’ conferences as a “Lebanese” blogger. Everyone else had real battle scars… So we really had nothing to contribute to discussions of activists who really put their neck on the line facing Arab tyrants,” wrote Jamal who was commenting on the arrest of...
Togo: The Most Hilarious Sports Joke of the Year
Togo's football federation says the “national team” that played an exhibition match against Bahrain on September 7, 2010 was fake. Togo's sports minister says that the team was made up of “unidentified players and their shadowy handlers” who belonged to a “mafia group.” FIFA is investigating the allegations. One blogger has described the story as one of the weirdest stories of the year and another one says it is “one of the most hilarious sports practical jokes of all time.”
MENA: Voicing Support for Arrested Bahraini Blogger Ali Abdulemam
Outrage over the arrest of Bahraini human rights activist and blogger Ali Abdulemam has sparked an outpouring of support from around the world.