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Ahmed Al-Omran

In 1984, I was born in a big town called Hassa, east of Saudi Arabia. In 2002, I moved to the capital Riyadh to study at King Saud University. Currently, my life is divided between those two cities. My main motivation to do this is because I want to give a better view to the world about what's really happening in my country and the Middle East in general. I maintain two blogs: Saudi Jeans in English, and Yawmyat in Arabic. Recently, I co-founded Saudi Blogs, the first serious attempt to build the Saudi bloggers community.

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Latest posts by Ahmed Al-Omran

28 August 2005

Arab Blogging Revolution?

Occasionally, I like to take a break from my blog, and sometimes from the internet as a whole. During my latest break from my blog, I found this website. It...

17 July 2005

10 July 2005

Is it a Muslim Problem?

After the London blasts, Jeff Jarvis said he is not sure if the Western world is dealing with the problem of terrorism directly. However, he thinks that Tom Friedman has...

8 July 2005

Comments from the Arabic-language Blogosphere on London Blasts

Searching the Arabic-language blogosphere for commentary on the London bombings, I found several brief comments from some bloggers in Egypt and Syria. Mohammed from Egypt has decided to translate the...

29 June 2005

Syrian online journalist jailed two years in inhuman conditions

During the second year of his journalism studies, Massud Hamed, a 29-year-old Syrian student, had posted photos of a peaceful Kurdish demonstration in front of the UNICEF headquarters in Damascus...

16 May 2005

Serdal: Arabic Pioneer Blogger from UAE

For the next few weeks, we'll be offering profiles of bloggers nominated for the Reporters Sans Frontières weblog awards. This profile is part of the series. Please visit the RSF...

2 May 2005

Saudi Arabia's Municipal Elections

When Saudi Arabia announced it will held municipal elections last year, the world was anticipating what would come out of the first ever elections at the conservative kingdom. Some observers,...