The Bahrain Blackout in Arab Media

The state-sponsored Arab news networks in the Gulf have given scant coverage to the reform and protest movements in Bahrain, writes Ali Hashem.

al-monitor A protester uses a mobile device to take a video of an anti-government protest in the capital Manama, Dec. 17, 2012. Photo by REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed.
Ali Hashem

Ali Hashem


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bahrain, arab media, arab

Jan 13, 2013

Growing up, I had always thought Lebanon was the smallest among the Arab states. It was actually Bahrain that was the tiniest. At the time, the word "Gulf States" meant, to me, vast gold-plated empires.

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