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· June, 2009

Stories about Saudi Arabia from June, 2009

Saudi Arabia: Michael Jackson v. Elvis Presley

When Saudi blogger and journalist Yasser Al Ghaslan heard about Michael Jackson's death, he immediately remembered when he heard that Elvis Presley had died.

Arab World: Berkman Launches New Arab Blog Study

Harvard University's Berkman Centre for Internet and Society has released a study of the Arabic blogosphere entitled Mapping the Arabic Blogosphere. About 35,000 active blogs were covered. “The goal for...

Arab World: “Iran is a Democratic Dictatorship”

Reactions continue to pour across the Arab world over developments in Iran, in the aftermath of the country's presidential elections which saw Mahmoud Ahmedinejad winning a second term, with 66...

Bahrain: The Appeal Of Life In Saudi Arabia

Natasha Burge, who blogs at The Voracious Vegan, is excited about moving from Bahrain to live on the Saudi Aramco compound in Dhahran.

Middle East: Bloggers React to Obama's Address

From being described as the "self-appointed world leader" to questioning his choice of speech venue to choosing to turn a deaf ear to his speech, blogs across the Middle East...

Bahrain: On Saudi Arabia's Corporal Punishment

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif comments on corporal punishment in neighbouring Saudi Arabia. “You do bad bad stuff in Saudi and you’re a foreigner, you get your ‘ead chopped off,”...

Arab World: What are Arabs waiting for?

Two bloggers on either side of the Arab world are mulling over the condition of Arabs, from the ocean to the gulf. One asks how long we will sit back...

Saudi Arabia: Blog Blocked, then Unblocked

In Saudi Arabia, Susie's big adventure was blocked by the authorities – and then unblocked. “I am officially up and running now. Whew! I still don't have any answers as...

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