Bahrain: LGBT Blogs Blocked

From Bahrain, LGBT blogger Shams Alma7aba [Ar] lists a number of LGBT blogs which have been blocked in that country following a recent crackdown on the Internet.


  • Do you have any more information, Amira? I see that Shams has a screengrab from one of the blogs which has a “click here” link in English to complain about the blocking… Any petitions or protests being organised?

  • As far as I know, access to LGBT blogs in Bahrain has been filtered as part of a major crackdown on the Internet which saw thousands of blogs/websites filtered in the country, including all proxy sites which help surfers bypass the block and political and human rights sites, among others.

    Here’s a link to a petition to unblock sites in general in Bahrain:

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