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The Hidden Hands of History

Nov 2018
Monday 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM

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The editor of the Bahraini newspaper Akhbar Al-Khaleej since 2000, Anwar Abdulrahman is an eminent reader who is well-versed in history and politics and fluent in Arabic, Persian and English. Abdulrahman contributed to the establishment of Al-Hilal, a company specialized in the distribution of imported newspapers and magazines. In 1976, he co-launched the first Arabic daily newspaper in Bahrain (Gulf News) with the late Mahmoud Al-Murdi. Two years later, the English newspaper Gulf Daily News was launched. In his talk “The Hidden Hands of History” at Abdullah Al-Zayed House, Abdulrahman provides an historical assessment of three men who played a major role in 20th century politics: T.E. Lawrence, Iwaichi Fujiwara, and Ernesto Guevara.

From the idea of a house that opens its door to the cultures and sciences of the peoples, to the house whose owner used to write and gather what happens in the place and outside it … the house of Abdullah Al Zayed was the first to found journalism in Bahrain with a modern press and library. He was also the first to open a cinema. He was the only editor who worked passionately to publish the weekly Bahrain Newspaper, and even encouraged aspirants to write about literature and culture.

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