Latest posts by Riyadh Al Balushi
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.
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 both houses new legislative and monitoring powers. Bloggers react to the results and what they see as tribal influences.
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. Bloggers report on developments in this post.
Indian Minister of State for External Affairs Dr Shashi Tharoor is to have a meeting with the Twitter community of Oman on February 5.
Omani bloggers are back in the blogging scene as they start the new year with big resolutions and plans, writes Riyadh Al Balushi.
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 given to the visitors of a mall in Muscat. One blogger posted some footage on YouTube.
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.
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 the initiative further.
(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 – the month of fasting, is determined after the sighting of the new moon, and not all countries, or sects...
Omani bloggers have started their Swine Flu Awareness Campaign yesterday by going through Souq Matrah to spread the message and educate people.
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 Sultanate, the highest amongst its neighbours.
From Oman, Riyadh Al Balushi updates us on what he describes as 'random Internet censorship' in this post.
The Big Business Idea Competition (BBIC) for 2008 was held yesterday. Check out how it went on Blue_Chi‘s.
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.
Gamer blogger from Oman Moody posts his opinion on the Gamer Bill of Rights – which he believes many gamers in fact lack.
Expat wife L_Oman shares some secret recipes of her Ramadan special – such as the Puffy Heaven Cheese Rolls.
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.
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 his 20 years of hard work. Read bloggers’ commentaries over at Muscat Confidential.
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 are anything but Ramadanic, reports Riyadh Al Balushi, from Oman.
The Omani Blogging Community grieves over the sudden death of Omani Blogger Sleepless in Muscat.
The first Oman law dealing with electronic transactions was passed recently. Blue Chi writes about why bloggers and webmasters should know what it says.