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Riyadh Al Balushi

Omani blogger interested in technology, intellectual property, and internet law. You can follow Riyadh on Twitter or check out his blog.

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Latest posts by Riyadh Al Balushi

Understanding Copyright in the Arab World

Arab countries should not extend the length of their copyright term without thinking of the consequences that this will have on the ability of society to access knowledge and culture.

Oman: Statute of State Amended Following Shura Council Elections

A Royal Decree by the Sultan of Oman has announced amendments giving the Shura (Consultative) and State councils a say in the way the country is run. The laws give...

Oman: The Aftermath of Cyclone Phet

Oman was hit a few days ago by cyclone Phet, a tropical cyclone originating from the Indian Ocean. This is the second major cyclone to hit Oman in three years....

Oman: Tweeps Meet Shashi Tharoor

Indian Minister of State for External Affairs Dr Shashi Tharoor is to have a meeting with the Twitter community of Oman on February 5.

Oman: Diet, Podcast, and the Higher Educational System

Omani bloggers are back in the blogging scene as they start the new year with big resolutions and plans, writes Riyadh Al Balushi.

Oman: Bloggers Swine Flu Dance Off

As part of their on-going online and offline initiative to raise awareness about the H1N1 virus, Omani bloggers organized a new roadshow event in which sanitizers and information leaflets were...

Oman: Twitter Meet Up

Oman had its first Twitter gathering last night. More than 25 Twitter users attended the event and here are blog and Twitter reactions to how it went.

Oman: Swine Flu Campaign Update

The recent initiative taken by Omani bloggers to help raise awareness about the spreading swine flu in the country managed to attract media attention and raise money to help take...

Oman: Eid on Twitter

(Photo credits: alucard187) Oman celebrated the first day of Eid al Fitr yesterday, a day after most of its neighboring Gulf states. The celebration, which culminates the end of Ramadan...

Omani Bloggers Take the Streets To Combat Swine Flu

Omani bloggers have started their Swine Flu Awareness Campaign yesterday by going through Souq Matrah to spread the message and educate people.

Omani Bloggers Swine Flu Campaign

Omani bloggers are joining hands to prompte more awareness and protect their people from the dangers of swine flu. So far, 16 people have died from the disease in the...

Oman: Random Internet Censorship

From Oman, Riyadh Al Balushi updates us on what he describes as 'random Internet censorship' in this post.

Oman: Big Business Idea Competition

The Big Business Idea Competition (BBIC) for 2008 was held yesterday. Check out how it went on Blue_Chi‘s.

Oman: The Sandwich Artist

Omanymous shares with his (mis)adventures when ordering in a Subway in Oman and his analysis of the different type of sandwich artists around town.

Oman: The Gamer Bill of Rights

Gamer blogger from Oman Moody posts his opinion on the Gamer Bill of Rights – which he believes many gamers in fact lack.

Oman: Ramadan Delicacy

Expat wife L_Oman shares some secret recipes of her Ramadan special – such as the Puffy Heaven Cheese Rolls.

Oman: Nice Customer Service for a Change

Muscati blogs about his recent incident with the customer service of public company Gulfar that is currently conducting major construction works for the government in his neighbourhood.

Oman: Ministerial Shuffle

Omani Royal Decrees passed earlier this week retiring a couple of government ministers, including Abdullah Abbas, a Minister who has greatly contributed in creating the beautiful image of Muscat throughout...

Oman: Ramadan Unusual

You might think that the recent activity at the Omani blogosphere is mostly about the religious atmosphere of the holy month of Ramadan, but strangely the majority of the posts...

Omani Blogger Passes Away

The Omani Blogging Community grieves over the sudden death of Omani Blogger Sleepless in Muscat.

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