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The Initiative:

The Bahrain Debate is a Bahraini youth initiative that aims to build better relationships between civil society organizations through constructive cross-community and cross-partisan dialogue. It is the first initiative of its kind that brings together academics, activists and politicians from across the political spectrum to enter a discussion in which diverse viewpoints are presented and each is a positive actor in helping better understand Bahrain’s politics, economics, history and society.

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the debate by submitting a work of writing or art (in Arabic or English) that presents a specific topic related to Bahrain’s politics, economy, society or history for publication on the initiative’s website. The blog is designed to be a digital space and platform for civil discourse.

As the organisers of The Bahrain Debate initiative, we will respect the freedom of opinion and affiliation that each contributor has by upholding a non-partisan and non-ideological approach in all processes related to the blog’s maintenance.

We adopt a censor-free editing policy where only grammatical and structural changes will be applied. All edits will be communicated with the contributors.

The topic of the submissions must be related to one or more of these categories:

  • Politics
  • Economics
  • History
  • Society and activism
  • Women and youth issues
  • Cultural issues
  • Religion
  • Law and human rights
  • State and citizenship

Authors receive full credits for their work, with a byline and author bio description on each post, and hold the right to re-publish their work on their own websites/blogs.

Please use the ‘Submissions’ page to send us your article, including your author name and author biography description (100 words).

The Organising Team:

Mohamed Aldaaysi

Politics and Development Studies student at SOAS University of London.

Bader Alnoami

English Language and Literature undergraduate student at the University of Bahrain.

Noor Bahman

Journalism and Politics student at University of Buckingham.

Mohamed Hassan

Bahraini blogger interested in technology, human rights, and politics.

Mohamed Alkooheji

Youth activist and a member of the Youth Pioneer Society, interested in civil discourse and a student in French literature, politics and economics.

Dabya Alrafaei

Researcher at the Gulf Centre for Development Policies. Economics and Political Science graduate (BSc) from Queen Mary University of London.

If you are interested in joining the team, please get in touch with us through our contacts page.


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