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Bahrain Sends Six To Prison For A Year For ‘Insulting’ Tweets

There are consequences for what you tweet – particularly if you live in Bahrain. A court there just sentenced six people to jail time for posting insults.

Yeah, you’d probably be looking at a life sentence for the stuff YOU tweet. I know I won’t be visiting that lovely locale any time soon!

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Bahrain Court Overturns Activist’s Twitter Sentence

A Bahrain court has overturned activist Nabeel Rajab’s three month conviction. And his crime? Tweeting.
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Bahrain Activist Sentenced To Three Months In Jail For Tweeting Insults

Charged with tweeting insulting comments about the Prime Minister, a Bahrain activist has been sentenced to three months behind bars.
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Al Jazeera Launches Twitter Dashboard to Track Uprisings

Al Jazeera has launched a Twitter Dashboard on its blog today which tracks Twitter keywords and hashtags, the number of tweets, and other information about how people are using Twitter to communicate during the uprisings in the Middle East.
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Twitter/Google Maps Mashup Highlights Protests in Libya, Bahrain

A tech-savvy engineer has developed a Twitter/Google Maps mashup app to display in near-real-time tweets about the protests in the Middle East and North Africa from people on the ground and around the world.
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