Monday, January 16, 2012

#Bahrain : We Are STILL Watching...


While the West waxes lyrical on its 'success' in Libya, Bahrain seems to be burning more or less unnoticed, with a few exceptions, by the mainstream media.  

The Bahraini protests began on February 14th 2011 and, at that time, there was a fair amount of coverage in the mainstream Western media, you probably even remember it?  Protesters marching to the Pearl Roundabout in Manama, and the world watching on and feeling a sense of vicarious freedom as we watched our Arab brothers and sisters try to take control of their lives. 

Then the Saudi Arabian tanks rolled in and somehow we forgot all about it, got side-tracked maybe with the 'successes' in Egypt and Libya.  I'm really not sure what happened to our interest in Bahrain, but the Western media seemed to lose interest reasonably speedily favoring the more positive-outcome stories of that more