International media is unwelcome in Bahrain; and it is getting harder to report the widespread crackdown.
Due to little media coverage, no foreign media access, minimal criticism by world bodies, and a much softer approach dealing with events in the island kingdom; Inside Story asks has Bahrain become the black hole of Arab uprisings, the exception of Arab revolts?
Is the world deliberately turning a blind eye on Bahrain? And why is there an absence of media coverage and criticism from the international community?
Inside Story, with presenter Laura Kyle, discusses with Mansour al-Areedh, chairman of the Gulf Council for Foreign Relations; Staci Haag, director of the Gulf Office of the National Democratic Institute; and Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights.
This episode of Inside Story aired from Thursday, May 11, 2011.