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Omar Chatriwala

Omar Chatriwala is a Middle East-based journalist. Currently an adjunct lecturer at Northwestern University in Qatar, he contributes to @DohaNews and is open to ideas for collaboration.

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Latest posts by Omar Chatriwala

Qatari Poet Sentenced for ‘Threatening to Overthrow the Regime’ Loses Final Appeal

Qatar's Court of Cassation upheld a 15-year prison sentence earlier this week for poet Muhammad Rashid al-Ajami. His crime? "Inciting the overthrow of the regime" with his poetry.

Qatar: New Cyber Crime Law Could Threaten Online Speech

Qatar is looking to shore up its legislation regarding cybercrime, including punishment for accessing sensitive government data, but a draft law recently approved by the country's cabinet also puts limits...

Qatar: Opinions Divided Over Sale of Pork

News has been spreading in Qatar that pork products are now available for purchase in the country, albeit only from the single Qatar Distribution Company store, and only to those...

Qatar: Enjoying a Drop of Rain

There’s nothing like a change in weather to get people talking, and in a desert country, what’s more exciting than rain? Residents of Qatar got a bit of rain. Reactions...

Qatar: A World Cup in the Clouds

A report of a remote-controlled, solar-powered hovering shade, which could be used to cool soccer stadiums in Qatar, has taken on a life of its own, putting the small but...

Bahrain: Journalists Denied Entry at the Airport

Bahrain awoke to a violent crackdown by police on demonstrators camped out at the country's iconic Lulu (Pearl) roundabout on Wednesday. That afternoon, Omar Chatriwala boarded a flight from Doha,...

Libya: Al Jazeera Cameraman Dies in Ambush

An outpouring of support has followed news that Ali Hassan Al-Jaber, a cameraman for Al Jazeera television from Qatar, was killed during an ambush near Benghazi, Libya. This report is...

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