[QODLink]
Inside Story
Bahrain: The black hole of Arab uprisings?
As the world focuses on Libya, Syria and Yemen, we discuss the absence of media coverage in the Gulf kingdom.
Last Modified: 12 May 2011 11:03

International media is not welcome in Bahrain, and it is getting harder to report the widespread crackdown.

Due to little media coverage, no foreign media access, minimal criticism by world bodies, and a much softer approach dealing with events in the island kingdom Inside Story asks: Has Bahrain become the black hole of Arab uprisings, the exception of Arab revolts?

Is the world deliberately turning a blind eye on Bahrain? And why is there an absence of media coverage and criticism from the international community?

Inside Story, with presenter Laura Kyle, discusses with Mansour al-Areedh, the chairman of the Gulf Council for Foreign Relations; Staci Haag, the director of the Gulf Office of the National Democratic Institute; and Nabeel Rajab, the president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights.

This episode of Inside Story aired from Wednesday, May 11, 2011.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Nearly half of Canadians have suffered inappropriate advances on the job - and the political arena is no exception.
Featured
Women's rights activists are demanding change after Hanna Lalango, 16, was gang-raped on a bus and left for dead.
Buried in Sweden's northern forest, Sorsele has welcomed many unaccompanied kids who help stabilise a town exodus.
A look at the changing face of North Korea, three years after the death of 'Dear Leader'.
While some fear a Muslim backlash after café killings, solidarity instead appears to be the order of the day.
Victims spared by the deadly disease are reporting blindness and other unexpected post-Ebola health issues.