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