Most of the world's dictators share a common fear, and it's not of
Originally designed as enhanced online chat forums for young Americans,
Baranakov is hardly the only example.
But the sad truth is, the dictators whose people are the most repressed -- locked in abject poverty -- don't have to worry about the social-media problem. In
Other states are catching up.
At the same time, though, the government allowed one of the state's biggest companies, a telecom provider named Zain Bahrain, to sponsor a major business conference there, undoubtedly because it will be quite profitable for the island's hotels, restaurants and other travel-related businesses.
What was the conference about? It's title: