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· March, 2011

Stories about Bahrain from March, 2011

30 March 2011

Bahrain: Prominent Blogger Mahmood Al-Yousif Arrested

Shortly after 3am local time, prominent Bahraini blogger Mahmood al-Yousif was arrested in his home. Before leaving with police officers, the blogger tweeted, "The police are here for me." His...

25 March 2011

Bahrain: A Friday of Rage Dispersed with Tear Gas

Protesters around Bahrain defied a gatherings law and turned out in masses for rallies around the kingdom dubbed as The Friday of Rage. Protesters were attacked by tear gas -...

23 March 2011

Arab World: The Arab Tyrant Manual

The Arab Tyrant Manual is out, and is being tweeted as I type. On Twitter, Iyad Elbaghdadi is repeating all the excuses we have heard from the governments of Arab...

21 March 2011

Bahrain: Expats’ Part to Play

Like all GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) member states, Bahrain depends greatly on foreign workforce especially from South Asian countries in both high and low level jobs. According to the Bahrain...

20 March 2011

Bahrain: A Video Timeline of Police Brutality

As international media focus shifts toward Libya and the rapidly unfolding events there, Bahrain government is unleashing a violent assault on pro-democracy protesters. Amid the media blackout, citizens are taking...

19 March 2011

Bahrain: Journalists Denied Entry at the Airport

Bahrain awoke to a violent crackdown by police on demonstrators camped out at the country's iconic Lulu (Pearl) roundabout on Wednesday. That afternoon, Omar Chatriwala boarded a flight from Doha,...

16 March 2011

Bahrain: Curfew Announced and An Officer's Funeral

On Wednesday afternoon, the Bahrain Defense Force announced in their 4th statement that a curfew will be imposed until further notice. The funeral of a police officer killed in duty...

Bahrain: Police and Military Clear Protesters in Manama (Videos)

This post is part of our special coverage of Bahrain Protests 2011. On Wednesday March 16th, a day after the King of Bahrain announced a State of National Security, police...

Bahrain: A Full-Scale Attack

Protesters at Bahrain's Pearl (Lulu) Roundabout were dispersed early this morning, as military and police forces have waged a full-scale attack on them.

Bahrain: Bloody Crackdowns on Villages

On Tuesday, before King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa announced a State of National Security giving powers to the army and other forces to secure the country, police carried out crackdowns...

15 March 2011

Bahrain: State of National Security Called

On Tuesday March 15, 2011, one month after protests started on the February 14 in Bahraini capital Manama, His Highness King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa announced a State of National...

14 March 2011

Bahrain: Letter from a Blogger, as Saudi Troops Enter

Hundreds of troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates arrived in Bahrain on Monday to help the government quell protests. Television news is saying nothing about what will...

8 March 2011

Bahrain: Modest Numbers Turn Out in Front of US Embassy

Small numbers of pro-democracy protesters rallied outside the US embassy on Monday (March 7) calling for the US government to stop supporting the regime.

7 March 2011

Bahrain: Hit and Run at Protest

During Monday afternoon's protest at the Bahrain Financial Harbour, a hit and run incident occurred in which three protesters were injured. On Twitter, the discussion continued well into the night...

Bahrain: The One Dinar Protest

Protesters in Bahrain are gathering outside the Bahrain Financial Harbour (BFH), waving one Bahraini dinar (US$ 2.6) notes and chanting for the overthrow of the government. The protest comes days...

Arab World: Bloggers Compete for Arabisk Competition

Arab bloggers are vying for the Best of the Arabic Blogs Awards, Arabisk, which is now in the judging phase of the competition. The top 20 nominations in four categories...

5 March 2011

Bahrain: When Geeks Protest

On Saturday a group of IT specialists held a anti government rally raising “geeky” signs and slogans. Tweep Jalal Al-Jazeeri @JTheIslander, an IT geek himself, was on location and tweeted...

Bahrain: Tweeps Dreaming of a Better Bahrain

On Saturday morning, a new hashtag appeared on the Bahrain Twittersphere and many tweeps expressed their hopes, dreams and highlighted their demands through #IdreamofaBH.

4 March 2011

Bahrain: Hamad Town Fight Sparks Rumours and Sectarianism

On Thursday night, a fight broke out in Hamad Town, southwest of Manama, between youths which later escalated to larger numbers with reports saying over 200 joined the fight using...

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