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· August, 2007

Stories about Saudi Arabia from August, 2007

Saudi: Support for Jailed Activists

Saudi Jeans updates us on the demands being made by the supporters of Saudi reformists detained since February.

Iraq: Saudi Bans Al Hayat

Iraqi blogger Ladybird reports that Saudi Arabia has banned pan-Arab Saudi-owned newspaper Al Hayat in the kingdom.

Arabeyes: It's All in a Sign

Signs are an important means to get first-hand information or advertise messages necessary for everyday life. But what happens when the signs are misleading and don't serve the purpose they...

Bahrain: Getting Into Gear and Going All the Way…

Our topics range from the highbrow to the lowlife this week, with an exhortation to read more books from across the Arab world, a child’s misunderstanding of a word in...

Saudi Arabia: Health and Saudisation

Saudi Jeans shares his moment in the limelight in this post – about the Saudisation (localisation) of the health sector.

Blogging for democracy around the world

Antony Loewenstein is a Sydney-based freelance journalist, author and blogger. He is currently writing a book on "Democracy and Blogging" and recently traveled to Cuba, Egypt, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia...

Bahrain: Importing Terrorists

Bahraini blogger emoodz wonders how an alleged terror suspect was welcomed to Bahrain, despite earlier terrorism charges made against him in Saudi Arabia.

The Global Voices Show #5

[display_podcast] Finally, episode 5 of the Global Voices Show! In this edition we feature excerpts from the following podcasts: Gastronautics – Maldives PodMasti – India J.U.M.P. Radio – Kenya Mideast...

South Asia: Slaving in the Middle East

South Asian migrant workers (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal) have a notable contribution in the developments of Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf region. But the abuse and exploitation...

Saudi Arabia: Women's Support Society

Women's rights activists in Saudi Arabia are hoping to establish an independent society which aims to support women, reports Saudi Jeans.

Saudi: Internet Censorship

The Saudi National Society for Human Rights is pressing for the unblocking of a site in Saudi Arabia, writes Saudi Jeans.

Saudi Arabia: Support Abdulrahman Seddiq

Saudi Jeans writes about a new initiative to show support to a terror suspect detainee, Abdulrahman Seddiq, who was allegedly unfairly arrested.

Saudi Arabia Presents Wine to Blair

Although alcohol consumption in banned in Islam, Saudi Jeans writes about how Saudi Arabia presented Tony Blair with fine wine as a gift.

Arabisto: Where Arab Americans Make a Difference

Arabisto is an Arab American blog where Arab Americans make a difference. This week I speak to founder Nadia Gergis who tells us about the site, why and how it...

Palestine: Saudi Artist in Europe

Amal A from Palestine posts a picture of a Saudi make up artist and her models at a Europe show here.

Saudi Arabia: Girls of Riyadh Speak Up

Saudi novel Girls of Riyadh paved the way for more women to make their voices heard in Saudi Arabia, explains Rasha.

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