Human RIghts in Bahrain. BH. Gamma Says No Spyware Sold to Bahrain; May Be Stolen Copy. Gamma International GmbH’s managing director said his company didn’t sell its FinFisher spyware to Bahrain, responding to research that showed activists from the Persian Gulf kingdom were targeted by what looked like the software, which can secretly monitor computers.
The Munich-based executive, Martin J. Muench, said he’s investigating whether the malicious software sent to activists was a demonstration copy of the product stolen from Gamma and used without permission. “As you know we don’t normally discuss our clients but given this unique situation it’s only fair to say that Gamma has never sold their products to Bahrain,” Muench said in an e-mail today. He was responding for the first time to a July 25 report by Bloomberg News that said researchers believe they’ve identified copies of FinFisher, based on an examination of the malware e- mailed to Bahraini activists. Muench said his company can’t yet confirm whether the software analyzed by Citizen Lab is Gamma’s product. FinFisher (Gamma) Bahraini uprising (2011–present) The Bahraini uprising is a series of demonstrations, amounting to a sustained campaign of civil resistance, in the Persian Gulf country of Bahrain.
As part of the revolutionary wave of protests in the Middle East and North Africa following the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi in Tunisia, the Bahraini protests were initially aimed at achieving greater political freedom and equality for the majority Shia population, and expanded to a call to end the monarchy of Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa following a deadly night raid on 17 February 2011 against protesters at the Pearl Roundabout in Manama, known locally as Bloody Thursday.
Protesters in Manama camped for days at the Pearl Roundabout, which became the centre of the protests. After a month, the government requested troops and police from the Gulf Cooperation Council. On 14 March 1000 troops from Saudi Arabia and 500 troops from UAE arrived in Bahrain to quell the protests. CNN International whitewashes ban of Bahrain documentary. Bahrain portion of iRevolution on CNN June 19 2011. Amber Lyon. LoraxLive_AnonymousRadio_AmberLyon_Interview. Lorax Live Archive : Anonymous.
<div style="padding:5px; font-size:80%; width:300px; background-color:white; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto; border:1px dashed gray;"> Internet Archive's<!
Qorvis. Bahrain - Al Jazeera - News. Brazil ex-colonel who admitted torture killed#link# board backs release of Yemeni#link# sells mobile phone unit to Microsoft#link# ex-president Wade returns from exile#link# dead in Afghanistan flash floods#link# leaders agree on new Russia sanctions#link# brands North Korea a 'pariah state'#link# aircraft 'violated Ukraine airspace'#link# find 48 bodies in S Korea ferry cabin#link# Arabia says MERS virus cases top 300#link# monitors 'seized' in Ukraine#link# killed in Nigeria clashes#link# faces steep rise in petrol prices#link# politician campaigns for stricter gun laws#link# under fire over refugee treatment#link#
Politics of Burma. Human rights in Burma. What's Happening in Bahrain. Beneath Bahrain's Shia-versus-Sunni narrative, only the tyrants benefit. When you pick up the day's newspaper, it is not likely that you will find much coverage of the ongoing popular revolt in Bahrain.
But on the off chance that Bahrain is mentioned, it is almost certain that two words will jump at you: Sunni and Shia. It is even more likely you will see some mention of a Shia revolt against a Sunni monarchy. This is unfortunate; a very complicated situation is expediently packaged into a soundbite-like myth. That narrative is ahistorical and dangerous because, like all myths, there is a grain of truth to it.
Last year, when Bahrain's revolution began, it was not about sects. This was the third act in a struggle predating the so-called Arab spring. In 1999 that cycle was interrupted as Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa inherited power from his late father amid soaring hopes of reconciliation and reform. Initially, the people celebrated Hamad's break with his repressive father's legacy as many voted in favour of the referendum. Occupy Bahrain: Saw 7, Let it spread +18. Bahrain - #VIDEO - #Bahrain.
EXTREME GRAPHIC WARNING +18. Terrorism, therefore more surveillance. Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf. The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (Arabic: مجلس التعاون لدول الخليج العربية), originally (and still) known as the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC, مجلس التعاون الخليجي), is a political and economic union of Arab states bordering the Persian Gulf, namely Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Founding Established in Abu Dhabi on 25 May 1981, the original union comprised the 630-million-acre (2,500,000 km2) Persian Gulf states of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Bahrain, Amnesty International. FB: Occupy Bahrain - Manama - Journal, Production et diffusion de médias. Occupy Bahrain TV. Occupy Bahrain. See also References Additional sources External links
DN! Bahrain. Truthout, Bahrain. Film Review: Bahrain, Shouting in the Dark. (Image: Al Jazeera English)During the democratic uprisings that began in the Arab world in 2011, the entire world has focused on Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, and now Syria.
On February 16, Bahrainis participated in what the Qatar-based television station Al Jazeera has called a “secret revolution,” one that was “abandoned by Arabs, forsaken by West and forgotten by the world.” With no international reporters in Bahrain to capture the uprising, Al Jazeera documented, in trembling closeness, the courage demonstrated by the Bahraini protesters, and then the horrors and bloodshed that ensued once the ruler’s forces commenced their attack.
This timely and inspiring footage, which ultimately tells a disheartening story, can now be seen in the new documentary Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark. What I Learned in the Airport in Bahrain. Bahrain International Airport.
(Photo: monkeymanforever)Bahrain International Airport - When I came to Bahrain, it certainly wasn't with the intention of spending my whole time in the country in the airport. Truthdig Bahrain. World news. Occupy Bahrain. Bahrain travel guide. The Kingdom of Bahrain  is a Middle Eastern archipelago in the Persian Gulf, tucked into a pocket of the sea flanked by Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
It's an oasis of social liberalism – or at least Western-friendly moderation – among the Muslim countries of the region. It's popular with travelers for its authentic "Arabness" but without the strict application of Islamic law upon its non-Muslim minority. Case in point: alcohol is legal here. Although it has a heavily petroleum-based economy, its more relaxed culture has also made it a social and shopping mecca (so to speak), which has helped it develop a fairly cosmopolitan middle class not found in neighboring countries with just a rich elite and subsistence-level masses. Understand Women in Bahrain. The Women in Bahrain are Asian women who are generally more publicly active than in other Arab countries.
Being highly educated, most Bahraini women are well represented in all of the major professions, women’s societies, and women’s organizations. Bahrain - Kingdom of Bahrain - Country Profile - Al Bahrayn - Persian Gulf. University of Bahrain. The University of Bahrain (informally Bahrain University) is the largest public university in the Kingdom of Bahrain. In post-nominals it is typically abbreviated as UoB.
UoB is primarily, but not exclusively, an undergraduate institution offering postgraduate programs under specific conditions. It is the only national higher education institution in the Kingdom that offers mainly undergraduate B.Sc. degrees and some graduate degrees. Bahrain, wikipedia. Bahrain ( i/bɑːˈreɪn/; Arabic: البحرين Islam in Bahrain. Islam is the state religion in Bahrain where nearly all citizens are Muslims, However, due to an influx of immigrants and guest workers from non-Muslim countries, such as India, the Philippines and Sri Lanka, the overall percentage of Muslims in the country has declined since the late 20th century.
The country's 2010 census indicated that 70.2% of Bahrain's population was Muslim. Although no precise figures are available, Shia Muslims make up approximately two-thirds of total Muslims population. History The Ismaili Shia sect known at the Qarmatians seized Bahrain in 899 CE, making it their stronghold and base of operations. They raided Baghdad and in 930 sacked Mecca and Medina, desecrating the Zamzam Well with the bodies of Hajj pilgrim and taking the Black Stone with them back to Bahrain where it remained for twenty years. The Qarmatians were eventually defeated by their Ismaili counterparts, the Abbasids in 976 and afterwards their power waned. History of the Jews in Bahrain. Geographic location of Bahrain Bahrain Bahraini Jews constitute one of the world's smallest Jewish communities. Bahrain was, at one time, home to as many as 1,500 Jews. Today the community has a synagogue and small Jewish cemetery and numbers thirty-seven persons. Early history
Qal'at al-Bahrain. The Qal'at al-Bahrain (in Arabic: قلعة البحرين), also known as the Bahrain Fort or Fort of Bahrain and previously as the Portugal Fort (Qal'at al Portugal) is an archaeological site located in Bahrain, on the Arabian Peninsula. Archaeological excavations carried out since 1954 have unearthed antiquities from an artificial mound of 12 m (39 ft) height containing seven stratified layers, created by various occupants from 2300 BC up to the 18th century, including Kassites, Portuguese and Persians.
Arbusto Energy Controversy (Harken Oil) Bahrain Influence on CNN. Bahrain Censorship.