posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 01:30 PM
the problem is that the government tells the ISPs to block any unpleasant website or blog, creating a false sense of freedom, hell, Bahrain Human
Rights website is blocked, I don't know how can you block a human rights website without losing all your credibility.
so basically, twitter & facebook have been the only places where people can share information, & people have been arrested because twitter & facebook
usually have personal informations/pictures, this makes tracking those activists easy for the government, but lately the government have been trying
to arrest the less popular activists, because they received extreme external criticism when they arrested Nabeel Rajab (Head of Bahrain Human Rights
Center), & they released him the same day, so basically, him & Maryam Alkhawaja are the only activists that are safe to communicate on Twitter because
they've been popular enough to the external media.
the media have enough power to shake things up, but they haven't been doing much lately.