Thursday, 17 February 2011

Bambuser Blocked in Bahrain

We can confirm that the Bambuser service is currently being blocked in Bahrain, as the local government seeks to crack down on political protests throughout the country. We are monitoring the situation closely, and have received several reports from users on twitter indicating widespread 3G slowdown throughout Bahrain.

One Bambuser user that has come to our attention is Nabeel Rajab, the head of the Bahrain Human Rights Society. Nabeel has been utilizing Bambuser and his website to draw attention to human rights abuses in Bahrain. Today, we learned on twitter that, like many of our users throughout Bahrain, he is no longer able to access or remotely upload footage from the country to his account. You can view Nabeel’s previously captured video footage on Bambuser at: and follow his twitter @Nabeelrajab.

To follow the latest commentary and news from Bahrain, visit our friends at Global Voices Online

Also for people within Bahrain, we recommend you utilize the Tor Project which protects your privacy and which we hope will give you full access to all of the available content on Bambuser.