Category Archives: Saudi Arabia

“Bashar, you’re next!”

Well, a historic night. It’s hard to believe that this chapter in the Libyan history book has arrived. I have followed Libya over the year. From the first demonstrations on Feb 15 (yup, not 17!) following the arrest of the … Continue reading

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A face on the Syrian uprising

A few days ago I wrote this blog post about how it is easier to “sell” a conflict, create interest in it, if it is told through a single person that gets to symbolize what it is all about. I … Continue reading

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Putting a face on revolution…

The Tunisian revolution was credited to Mr Bouazizi, a vegetable salesman who was said to have set himself on fire after having his vegetables confiscated. In Egypt it was the murder of Khaled Said that was used to put a face on … Continue reading

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How to deal with people that annoyingly ask for democracy

As previously seen… Put a task force on monitoring Facebook and twitter. Underestimate the power of martyrship. Bring out the tear gas, water canons and riot police to demonstrations. Arrest numbers of demonstrators. Hire snipers, preferably from a country other … Continue reading

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Another interview ’bout my tweets…

I was followed by a journalism student on Twitter who asked me for an interview a few weeks ago on my methods for tweeting. A few quotes: Social media has been a big part of the Arab revolution in the … Continue reading

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Will Saudi be #4?

So. Demonstrations announced in Saudi Arabia for Friday. When I was younger i never understood why demonstrations were arranged after Friday prayers. In fact, I still haven’t read it anywhere, but logic has it that this is the only time … Continue reading

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