Most of the world's dictators share a common fear, and it's not of
Originally designed as enhanced online chat forums for young Americans,
A more typical example comes from
Baranakov is hardly the only example.
But the sad truth is, the dictators whose people are the most repressed -- locked in abject poverty -- don't have to worry about the social-media problem. In
Other states are catching up.
At the same time, though, the government allowed one of the state's biggest companies, a telecom provider named Zain Bahrain, to sponsor a major business conference there, undoubtedly because it will be quite profitable for the island's hotels, restaurants and other travel-related businesses.
What was the conference about? It's title:
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