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Bahrain: Assessment of BICI Commission - Abdulnabi Alekry

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On 14 Feb. 2011, Bahrain became the third country to experience their own “Arab Spring”, after Tunisia and Egypt. On 14 February 2011, thousands of youths marched towards the capital, Manama, demanding political reforms. The cry for freedom and change was spread through social media tools such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, acting as a centralizing force for protestors. Many Bahraini youths sought refuge online, far away from government censorship laws which violate their basic human rights to free speech. Social networks created a space for the voiceless people who had no opportunity to speak out before, and discovered social media to be a way to speak in a way that could be heard on a wider scale and go beyond Bahrain boundaries.


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الأفكار الواردة في الأوراق والمداخلات والتعقيبات لا تعبر عن رأي الموقع وإنما عن رأي أصحابها

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