More web censorship in Bahrain

Chan'ad Bahraini has the details.

Incidentally, about two weeks ago I got an email at my blog address from the Bahraini Office of Foreign Media Affairs asking if they could subscribe me to their press releases about Bahrain. I said yes and since then got emails about recent reforms in Bahrain (for instance the royal budget was made public this month, apparently, and put to parliamentary scrutiny.) It's good of them to reach out to bloggers, I suppose, but if they want to be credible perhaps they shouldn't block websites.

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,