Blocked Websites list in Bahrain (Child Safety)

Written by Mohammed Farooq

Topics: Internet

Bahrain Government is working hard for children safety on internet, in this safety program Bahrain Government have list of banned websites which is updated regularly  basis & sent to Major ISP’s of Bahrain like Batelco, Zain, Menatelecom & VIVA. But the fact is that these are not only Adult pornography websites blocked, there is also some Bahrain Cultural, Politics, Religion Websites/Forums also enlisted. To avoid peoples about these complicated topics.

People Accessing Blocked Websites

With the presence of Security, Internet Users are still accessing blocked listed websites through using Proxies softwares which changed your IP address to USA local IP address & grant you access to blocked websites even webmasters of Bahrain  Blocked websites are still updating these websites which are almost related to Bahrain peoples, I seen 1 website they have 1000s of Members and 100s of online members every time, many local Bahrain companies advertisement is also visible on that websites and which is totally for Bahrain Peoples & Blocked due to any reason. All users are getting illegal access to those websites/Forums, so Bahrain Government is successful to avoid pornography websites from children but not from Adults they are using HotSpot Shield Application to grant access & hotspot.com is also restricted, but peoples downloading this software from Third Party websites which comes third result of google.com like brothersoft.com & others. There is some problem with ISP’s of Bahrain because they just blocked the full domain & don’t have permission to just block a page like brothersoft/softwares/hotspot-shield  they can’t block these full domains due to a huge amount of softwares available for internet users which is addict of Bahrain Internet Users, The only way to stop this illegal access to these websites is blocked the website page URL where hotspot shield and other programs are available to download. HotSpot Shield & other proxy programs are also banned by all Major Anti-Virus but people still Disable/Deactivate the anti virus programs while using that kind of programs.

If there is a huge amount of users using proxy to access blocked websites in the other side there is also many peoples who don’t know about that kind of software & away from those websites which are blocked in Bahrain.

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  1. faizer says:

    Is that allowed to use Hotspot sheeld? i think there is no point of blocked website becouse people simply accessing the site by using proxy server so i feel should block even hotspot sheeld

  2. Respect Islam says:

    One of Internet Cafe In Gudaibiya very popular with porn accessing its prepared for specially porn lovers the cafe name EMAN COMPUTERS just opposite Ajeeb Stores next to Fathima Restaurant Road 2161 i think from the ministry should visit this shop and check whats going on upstairs

  3. NAvin Shetty says:

    Hi,

    I’m Navin Shetty, Systems Admin by profession. I’m running a website called http://www.technohub.in since 2007, and this site is just a IT help site for IT Professionals. All of sudden my site is blocked in bahrain recently.

    I do not have any unappropriate contect that will voilate Bahrain Cyber law. I have no Idea why my website is blocked in Bahrain.

    I can see lot of sites with same contents like my site is running without any block.

    Is there any website or contact info there i can appeal for unblocking the website? I tried lot of times to appeal through the link in blocked page but every time it says there is some error please try again later.

    Navin Shetty
    Webmaster and Owner
    TechnoHub.in

  4. rab says:

    How if users using blackberry to access the porn sites, is it blocked? As I know bb has ISP call Blackberry Internet Services

  5. iDont says:

    Its archaic laws, we dont need govt being parents again. Thats the parents responsibility. Censorship happens in 19th century.get out of it. IF you dont like it dont watch it be good to urself but why stop others? they are not ur problem!!! when u block sites, alot of sites with good content are also blocked. why ban just websites?? Ban kitchen knifes too, u can use it for good and bad. its the parents responsibilty to take care of their children and educate not the govt. Govt should come out of 19th century laws and stop following other GCC blindly.

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