Daily Archives: June 1, 2012

Bahrain is the focus for Monday’s edition of The Stream

Bahrain will be the focus of Al Jazeera English‘s innovative “social media” television show, The Stream, this Monday, June 4, at 3:30 p.m. EST (19:30 GMT), 10:30 p.m. Bahrain time. The guests are President of Bahrain Center for Human Rights Nabeel Rajab (@NABEELRAJAB) , former Member of Parliament for Al Wifaq and political activist Matar Ebrahim Matar (@Matar_Matar) , and an IAA spokesperson.

The host and guests will discuss such questions as

  • Is reconciliation between the opposition and the government still possible?
  • What are the prospects for constructive reforms and reconciliation?
  • What steps need to be taken?

This edition of The Stream will be produced by Aws Haidari.  You can follow him on Twitter @awshaidari and tweet him and @ajstream your thoughts and comments before the show.  Alternatively, you can follow this link to upload a video or record your questions and comments. If you your comment doesn’t fit in a tweet, you can leave one on their Facebook page here http://www.facebook.com/AJStream.

During the live show on Monday, you can use Twitter hashtag #AJStream , and tweet The Stream host Imran Garda (@ImranGarda) and the digital producer Malika Bilal (@mmbilal) to share your thoughts and questions.

The Stream is a half-hour television show, is broadcast in English, and is live-streamed online.  Watch The Stream live online http://stream.aljazeera.com for free.

In the DC area, The Stream and other Al Jazeera programs appear on Cox cable channel #474 and on Comcast #275, as well as on other television channels.

The Stream, which features stories that are topical on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and even Pinterest, appears on Al-Jazeera English Monday – Thursday, and has gained popularity since its launch in April 2011.

“The idea is to tap into conversations that are already happening around the world from people who understand the issues but don’t have the opportunity to participate in mainstream media, ” said former The Stream host Ahmed Shihab-Eldin.

Thanks for sharing the news of this television program and important discussion with your friends.

Bahrain Update: Solidarity Rally for Nabeel Rajab

Bahrainis gathered yesterday to demonstrate their support for Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights and the Gulf Center for Human Rights.  Mr. Rajab was recently released from prison on bail for posting Twitter updates the government said were illegal.  The participants held up copies of Mr. Rajab’s tweets.  One of the tweets deemed illegal by the government showed a picture of Ali Issa Saqr who had been tortured and killed while imprisoned.  Mr. Rajab’s next hearing has been scheduled for June 17

The Bahrain Coordinating Committee lends its full support for Nabeel Rajab and for his right to free political expression, and submits that all charges against him should be dismissed.