I’m trying to recover from the shock. They are sending a message that nothing is untouchable in Bahrain.
Mansour al-Jamri describing his arrest and the government takeover of his newspaper Al Wasat, Bahrain’s only major independent paper.
The government accuses al-Jamri of publishing false stories to incite a Shiite uprising.
Al-Jamri claims that government intelligence hacked his newspaper’s servers in order to plant the stories in question.
Clifford Krauss, New York Times, Editor Silenced, With the Help of Unreliable Sources.
While the prominence of women in the revolutions has been moving, there is a psychology behind celebrating and glorifying women’s political activity when it is part of a popular push. In these times women are almost tokenised by men as the ultimate downtrodden victims, the sign that things are desperate, that even members of the fairer sex are leaving their hearths and taking to the streets. The perception isn’t that women are fighting for their own rights, but merely that they are underwriting the revolution by bringing their matronly dignity to the crowd like some mascot.