MICH CAFE: Orwa Nyrabia has been missing for almost three weeks. Pressure is mounting to find out where he is though it’s being led from outside the Arab world.
ROB L. WAGNER: If you fail to educate your children about religion, its place in society and the need to respect the beliefs of others it’s clear where your society is headed here has been a constant lack of investment by
ALEXANDER MCNABB: Jordan’s smart and technically capable young people deserve better than muckle-headed legislation hewn from granite by politicians.
NADINE EL SAYED: The names of once marginalised voices have entered the mainstream in Egyptian political discourse. But do they have a long term future?
NASEEM TARAWNAH: Internet censorship is coming soon to Jordan and coming in a big way. What can any of us do?
HELEN RIZZO, CGNEWS: There is a surprising degree of commonality between the objectives of Western and Arab feminists
CROSSROADS ARABIA: It seems that no element of life is safe from the encroachment of social media – not even sacred Eid customs
JAMES M. DORSEY: The civil war in Syria dominates the news the wave of protests in the smaller cities of Arab states foretells a groundswell of mass demonstration.
MICH CAFE: With traditional media officially locked out of Syria since the start of the revolution there in March 2011, citizen journalism has taken over the mantle, at a great cost.
NADA AKL, CGNEWS: Positive role models and an increasingly connected world are having a positive effect in encouraging young entrepreneurs
CROSSROADS ARABIA: A surprising convert to the idea of democracy is Sheikh Salman al-Awdah, erstwhile moral guide to Osama bin Laden
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: “…Extraditing a UK citizen to the U.S. to prosecute him for this? For linking? Where do they plan to put him when they get him: Guantanamo?”
MICH CAFE: The democratic freedoms enabled by access to the internet are under threat from a variety of sources.
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: Those who are really addicted to social media or are especially dedicated to spreading the views of the IDF can even reach the rank of Lieutenant-General.
ROB L. WAGNER: Different countries treat hate speech in a variety of ways. With the rise of social media, though, what’s the best way to deal with it?
ALEXANDER MCNABB: Ever entertaining the Emirates Identity Authority has now discovered a new fangled thing called ‘Social Media’.
SUSAN AL SHAHRI: A number of individuals have been arrested but it’s not clear what they’ve done and what the boundaries actually are.
ALEXANDER MCNABB: When you’ve got people actually there tweeting, you don’t have to be there to report on it, do you?
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: The Bollywood superstar’s new TV show has made major waves and forced politicians to act quickly.
EMAN AL NAFJAN: She is a woman of undoubted moral courage who once again has come under sustained attack within the Kingdom.