Freedom in Retreat
Meanwhile, in Bahrain, the government has been going after web writers. I haven't followed the details of this situation, which you can read up on at Chan'ad Bahraini and the special Free Ali blog. You should also read this post at Mahmood's Den. At the same time, the government has complained about "the misuse of Ashura commemoration to attack national figures, carry posters and flags not related to the occasion and shouting slogans that had nothing to do with the spirit associated with the celebrations." They appear to be referring mainly to people carrying pictures of foreign ayatollahs during processions, though I'm sure there were more overt political messages, as well.
These stories may not make the nightly news, but they bear watching nonetheless.