FB in the M.E: Respect, Sensitivity, Slammer
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.
Time To Grow Up and Ditch The Technology
SUSAN AL SHAHRI: ‘My name is Susan and I’m a techno-holic’. I’m well on the way, though, to solving my problem
Online or Behind Closed Doors: The Big Saudi Discussion
M. LYNX-QUALEY: There’s liberation in discussing ideas online but also dangers. Where do young Saudis discuss the big issues?
Minister’s Gaffe ‘A Blow’ To Moroccan Tourism
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: It’s just the sort of remark that Moroccan tourism could have done without. Will Mustafa Ramid learn?
Citizenship in the Gulf: Is It A Gift or A Right?
CHRISTINA HEBERT: It’s an issue that generates heated debate but what are the benefits of Gulf countries offering citizenship to foreigners?
Cyber Campaigns ‘Limited to Elite’ in Arab World
NADA AKL, CGNEWS: Despite being the fifth most spoken language in the world, just over 1% of content on the web is in Arabic
Microloans for Entrepreneurs: The Future?
RAMAKANT VEMPAT, JUSTIN SYKES, CGNEWS: A new initiative has the potential to revolutionise employment in the Arab world
Amina’s Death: ‘A Stain on Morocco’s Conscience’
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: The rape and suicide of Amina El Filali has shaken Moroccan society to the core.
No More ‘Jaw-Jaw’ on Syria: Action Needed
EMAN AL-NAFJAN: Syria seems to have captured the attention of the region’s religious leaders but still the international community just talks
UAE: Social Crimes on the Up, or Just Their Reporting?
ALEXANDER MCNABB: Give people technology and they find all sorts of interesting and different ways to use it, no?
Illegal Eagles: Today, We Are All Publishers
ALEXANDER MCNABB: The platforms are public and subject to the law as any other public pronouncement would be. You publish, you take responsibility.
Algeria: Football Ban to Lead to Street Protest?
JAMES M. DORSEY: The ban on football matches taking place during election week deprives Algerians of a useful pressure valve
China Gets It Wrong in MidEast. Again.
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.
Twitter Makes a Good Call: No Boycott Needed
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?
Edit, Delete, Context: My Five Tips for Happy Tweeting
ALEXANDER MCNABB: You may note a reference or two to my novel but, hey, there’s a price to pay for free consultancy!
The Modern Way to Announce A Baby’s Arrival
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.
2012 and Beyond: The Many Reasons to be Both Fearful – and Cheerful
STEVE ROYSTON looks at the arts, society, education, politics, business, technology and the environment as we move into 2012, the Year of Fear’.
Strands of Hair: Halal in Paris, Haram in Riyadh?
AHMED AL OMRAN: The fallout from the ‘Marriott Foyer Incident’ continues. Is such debate an unnecessary diversion from the real issues facing the Kingdom?
Facebook Group Fights for Palestinian Women’s Rights
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.
What High Heels Say About Economic Cycles
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: Usually, in an economic downturn heels go up as consumers turn to more flamboyant fashion as a means of escape…