Suppressing the narrative in #Bahrain - Yahoo! via @yahoosg
After many local journalists who had reported on or taken part in the February 14 uprising were arrested or forced into exile , Reporters Without Borders ranked Bahrain 173 out of 179 countries for press freedoms in 2011. However, supressing the narrative of crackdown on a mostly unarmed pro-democracy uprising has been difficult for the government, with social media-savvy activists armed with mobile phones and other recording devices. Videos and pictures documenting police repression are uploaded to sites such as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook on an almost daily basis.