This video is called Why are you silent when it comes to Bahrain?
Marc Owen Jones writes on his blog about the recent manoeuvres by the Bahraini regime‘s public-relations firms and its supporters, from the threat of legal action against newspapers to “trolling” to placing guests on the BBC: here.
From the Free Speech Blog:
Bahrain king and Cameron discussed riot control “assistance”
24 February 2012 – 3:35 pm
by Padraig Reidy
This press release (below) has just come from the Bahrain Information Affairs Authority. The release outlines UK ambassador to Bahrain’s “praise” for the regime. It also follows what seems to be Bahrain’s public affairs strategy now, which can be summed up as “at least we’re not Iran”.
But this line is especially alarming:
“The Ambassador referred to a meeting between the British Prime Minister and HM the King, where they discussed the possibility for Bahrain to benefit from Britain’s experience in dealing with the street violence seen in Northern Ireland.”
Repressive techniques perfected in Northern Ireland are being deployed for the first time on the British mainland: here.