Monday, October 30, 2006


Mahmood's Den has been blocked by Bahrain Ministry of Information for "violation of press lows". Mahmood is the "godfather " for bloggers in Bahrain and if I am not mistaken his website has one of the highest traffic in the blogsphere. Mahmood is well known among the bloggers in the region and he is known to speak his mind. His blog covers all aspects of daily life and when there is a hot topic, be sure it is there. He had been very critical of the previous parlimant and sat up a countdown to boot them out.
Recently he has been critical of the handling of Bandergate. So I am not sure which one of the two topics made them sign the block order.

This block is one of several steps backwords in the island that is aspiring to have an image of demorcatic changes. I am sure this stupid move will back fire and will generate negative puplicity that will not be limited to Bahrain. Beside it will not work, as there is nothing easier than viewing a blocked site. A smart guy like Mahmood can teach them a lesson in bypassing blocks and he is doing it right now.


At 3:43 AM, Blogger Abu Sinan said...

Mahmood and I have had our differences, but I still think he is a good guy and I find it outrageous that they have blocked him.

He has come to the help of so many people and bloggers in the past, lets hope they do the same for him.


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