Friday, May 06, 2011

Bahrain: Bahrainis Launch Social Media Campaign to Show Support for King

SOURCE Bahrain News Agency

A new, one-week social media campaign has been launched to show support for His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. Utilizing Twitter, Facebook, instant messaging, blogs and websites, the campaign titled "We Are All Hamad" is meant to demonstrate fidelity and gratitude.

"The campaign was the brainchild of loyal Bahrain citizens who wanted to express sincere thanks, appreciation and gratitude to HM King Hamad and his wise leadership," media figure Maysa Yussef told the Bahrain News Agency, asserting that "this is the least we can do to thank HM King Hamad, who has always, through his wisdom and statesmanship, met the aspirations of Bahraini citizens and made their dreams come true."

Maysa Yussef also indicated that the campaign is already a huge success, especially on Twitter and Blackberry Messenger, as more than 10,000 citizens changed their photos to HM the King's even before the launch of the campaign. She also said that a special Facebook page will be dedicated to enabling Bahrainis to express their allegiance and love to HM King Hamad.

On her part, youth activist Abeer Siwar called upon citizens, residents, government bodies, NGOs, schools and universities to foster national unity and come up with similar initiatives to show the world that Bahrain is stronger and more cohesive under the King's leadership.