Category Archives: Bahrain

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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