Category Archives: Gulf states

“Bashar, you’re next!”

Well, a historic night. It’s hard to believe that this chapter in the Libyan history book has arrived. I have followed Libya over the year. From the first demonstrations on Feb 15 (yup, not 17!) following the arrest of the … Continue reading

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A face on the Syrian uprising

A few days ago I wrote this blog post about how it is easier to “sell” a conflict, create interest in it, if it is told through a single person that gets to symbolize what it is all about. I … Continue reading

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Bahrain replies to sender

Last night I wrote a blog post about how Sweden’s prime minister Carl Bildt had chosen to contact his Bahraini counterpart through twitter. Well, there is also a reply! in reply to @carlbildt ↑ @khalidalkhalifa Khalid Alkhalifa @carlbildt nice to hear from … Continue reading

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Sweden-Bahrain 0-1?

A while ago a Swedish citizen was sentenced to jail in Bahrain for participating in the ongoing protests. He also risks the death penalty, and is by far not the only person put on trial. For example human rights’ activist … Continue reading

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Putting a face on revolution…

The Tunisian revolution was credited to Mr Bouazizi, a vegetable salesman who was said to have set himself on fire after having his vegetables confiscated. In Egypt it was the murder of Khaled Said that was used to put a face on … Continue reading

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I medieskuggans Bahrain…

Läs TT:s Carl Fridh Kleberg hjärtkramande intervju och berättelse om 27-åriga Zainab Alkhawaja från Bahrain, mer känd som twittraren Angryarabiya. Detta i väntan på att jag åtminstone här på bloggen ska lyckas ägna det landets brutala svar på protesterna det … Continue reading

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Damned if you don’t – damned if you do

I know someone scratching his head at the moment – the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and president Barack Obama. The Arab League asked for his help. Lebanon put forth a resolution in the Security Council. Everybody suddenly agreed on humanitarian … Continue reading

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How to deal with people that annoyingly ask for democracy

As previously seen… Put a task force on monitoring Facebook and twitter. Underestimate the power of martyrship. Bring out the tear gas, water canons and riot police to demonstrations. Arrest numbers of demonstrators. Hire snipers, preferably from a country other … Continue reading

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Another interview ’bout my tweets…

I was followed by a journalism student on Twitter who asked me for an interview a few weeks ago on my methods for tweeting. A few quotes: Social media has been a big part of the Arab revolution in the … Continue reading

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Will Saudi be #4?

So. Demonstrations announced in Saudi Arabia for Friday. When I was younger i never understood why demonstrations were arranged after Friday prayers. In fact, I still haven’t read it anywhere, but logic has it that this is the only time … Continue reading

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