Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Bahrain

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Bahrain

Article excerpt

May 4: A small demonstration was held to protest the government's censorship of the Internet. About 20 people gathered outside the offices of the Bahrain Telecommunications Company, the country's sole provider of Internet services, demanding an end to blocks placed on several websites deemed objectionable by the authorities. [BBC, 5/ 4]

May 9: Local elections were held, with more than 300 candidates standing for election to five 10-seat councils. Women made up 10% of the 300 candidates, but none elected. It was the first time in Bahrain's history that women were able either to stand or to vote in elections, and almost three decades since Bahraini men last went to the polls to vote in elections for a parliament that was dissolved in 1975. [BBC, 5/9]

May 10: Information Minister Nabil alHamr announced that Bahrain had banned al-Jazeera from reporting from inside the Gulf state. According to a news bulletin, al-Hamr said the ban was being imposed because the station was biased toward Israel and against Bahrain. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.