Stories about Bahrain
27 April 2015
Arab countries should not extend the length of their copyright term without thinking of the consequences that this will have on the ability of society to access knowledge and culture.
16 April 2015
Gulf Arab countries are stepping up the war on anti-war activists in the region. Both Kuwait and Bahrain have jailed activists for speaking up against the Saudi-led war on Yemen.
2 April 2015
Leading Bahraini human rigts activist Nabeel Rajab was arrested from his home today, allegedly over tweets he shared on the microblogging site regarding the situation of prisoners in Jaw Prison.
1 April 2015
18 March 2015
Wife of a Former World Champion Speaks Out in Bahrain: ‘He Was Arrested for Buying Cigarettes and Milk’
Former Bahraini gold medal holder in Brazilian jujitsu Mohamed Mirza was sentenced to 10 years in prison "for going out to buy cigarettes and milk," tweets his wife.
14 March 2015
As life grows increasingly intolerable for the country's Shia majority, one of the few people prepared to defend their rights faces jail.
3 March 2015
27 February 2015
On the eve of John Legend's concert in Bahrain, a former Bahraini torture victim now living in exile asks the US singer to spare a thought for the country's persecuted.
20 February 2015
In late January, the government of Bahrain revoked the citizenship of blogger Ali Abdulemam, along with that of 71 other Bahrainis, many of them journalists and activists.
14 February 2015
Copycat teddy bears soon popped up across villages in Bahrain, and were placed at barricades put up by the protesters to protect themselves from police attacks.
13 February 2015
Bahrain Debate looked at alternative solutions for the political crisis in Bahrain. Mohamed Hassan takes a look at the student movement in Bahrain and the role it plays.
9 February 2015
Bahrain today officially announced the suspension of Al Arab satellite channel, which went off air hours it was launched, nine days ago. Netizens lament free speech in the country.
11 January 2015
The presence of world leaders at the forefront of the Paris rally drew much criticism online, especially since some of those leaders were among the world's worst free speech offenders.
10 January 2015
Bahraini Ali Altaweel, 25, has been in solitary confinement for over three years. He attempted suicide twice: once by cutting his veins, and more recently by trying to hang himself.
7 January 2015
Bahrain rings in the New Year with the arrest of leading opposition figure Shaikh Ali Salman. Clashes continue as protesters call for his release.
4 January 2015
Two lovers have started collecting 100 love stories from around the Middle East to show the world that the Arab Uprisings brought about unique social change.
15 December 2014
Women in Iraq, Syria, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Iran have faced prosecution, poor treatment, kidnappings and even death for daring to defend human rights.
6 December 2014
A burial service was delayed, airline travel was disrupted, doctors could not go to work and patients were left without care while the king's son swam, ran and cycled.
25 November 2014
"Calm down, your excellency, an open mind makes more room for justice," Mansoor Al-Jamri tweeted at the minister of justice, who had criticized Al-Jamri's column about Bahrain's elections.