ALEXANDER MCNABB: It’s all part of the Emirati culture of respect, which is also the reason why insulting someone here can land you in very hot water.
SUSAN AL SHAHRI: ‘My name is Susan and I’m a techno-holic’. I’m well on the way, though, to solving my problem
M. LYNX-QUALEY: There’s liberation in discussing ideas online but also dangers. Where do young Saudis discuss the big issues?
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: It’s just the sort of remark that Moroccan tourism could have done without. Will Mustafa Ramid learn?
CHRISTINA HEBERT: It’s an issue that generates heated debate but what are the benefits of Gulf countries offering citizenship to foreigners?
NADA AKL, CGNEWS: Despite being the fifth most spoken language in the world, just over 1% of content on the web is in Arabic
RAMAKANT VEMPAT, JUSTIN SYKES, CGNEWS: A new initiative has the potential to revolutionise employment in the Arab world
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: The rape and suicide of Amina El Filali has shaken Moroccan society to the core.
EMAN AL-NAFJAN: Syria seems to have captured the attention of the region’s religious leaders but still the international community just talks
ALEXANDER MCNABB: Give people technology and they find all sorts of interesting and different ways to use it, no?
ALEXANDER MCNABB: The platforms are public and subject to the law as any other public pronouncement would be. You publish, you take responsibility.
JAMES M. DORSEY: The ban on football matches taking place during election week deprives Algerians of a useful pressure valve
JAMES M. DORSEY: China’s veto of the U.N’s resolution condemning Syria is a watershed moment for its involvement in the Middle East.
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Twitter’s new censorship policy has turned up a hornet’s nest of ire throughout the social media world. But have they done the right thing?
ALEXANDER MCNABB: You may note a reference or two to my novel but, hey, there’s a price to pay for free consultancy!
MICH CAFE: Facebook and Twitter, it appears, have taken over from newspapers in a key area of life. The recent arrival of a Royal baby in Dubai underlines this fact.
STEVE ROYSTON looks at the arts, society, education, politics, business, technology and the environment as we move into 2012, the Year of Fear’.
AHMED AL OMRAN: The fallout from the ‘Marriott Foyer Incident’ continues. Is such debate an unnecessary diversion from the real issues facing the Kingdom?
NIDA TUMA, CGNEWS: A newly established group is using Facebook to try and generate genuine debate between Palestinian women at different ends of the political spectrum.
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: Usually, in an economic downturn heels go up as consumers turn to more flamboyant fashion as a means of escape…