AHMED AL OMRAN: It seems to have become a regular stop for foreign dignitaries visiting the Kingdom. But that hasn’t stopped conservatives offence-ometer going off the scale
NADA AKL, CGNEWS: Many young Lebanese people from all sides are disillusioned with sectarianism and violence. The recent bomb proved a catalyst for change
NADA AKL, CGNEWS: Women have played a key role in the Arab Spring but they have to continue to fight to have their views heard.
TBIJ: As the fight against terrorism moves from the real battlefield to the cyber battlefield a whole new array of issues are going to have to be managed.
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: Whether it’s the longer daylight hours or because you’re an Olympic athlete there are particular challenges for Muslims this Ramadan
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.
ALEXANDER MCNABB: Ever entertaining the Emirates Identity Authority has now discovered a new fangled thing called ‘Social Media’.
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: An attempt by Islamists to mould the Moroccan media in its own image?
VIDEO, AL JAZEERA: Facebook shares ended their first day of trade on New York’s Nasdaq Stock Exchange in lacklustre fashion.
JUAN COLE: Facebook does not seem important in Egypt’s presidential race. You wonder if the young are interested: Most plausible candidates are rather ancient…
SAHAR NAMAZIKHAH, CGNEWS: It’s certainly garnered plenty of headlines but does the campaign have substance?
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: The mixture of sex, politics and conspiracy is a heady one. It’s sent Casablanca a-buzz.
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?
THE HEDONISTA: Written from an Australian perspective – Vegemite and Tim Tams feature – I think there’s enough here to give everyone a flavour of what they’ll gain and lose as an expat in Dubai.
ALEXANDER MCNABB: Mai and I were so busy examining the implications for the broadband market we missed the wider implications… This had the ability to bring down governments.
ALEXANDER MCNABB: With “too many streams of information to be comfortable” , could Google+ assault on Facebook be too much, too late?
STEVE ROYSTON: “If you manage to persuade your CEO to write a blog, you’d better make sure he or she writes lively content. Otherwise their blog will have the opposite effect…”
CROSSROADS ARABIA: It’s fingers on the keyboard rather than ‘feet on the street’ that are exercised by Saudis fed up with their lot.
HUMA YUSUF, CGNEWS: The way in which the United States summarily despatched Osama bin Laden on Pakistani territory has alarmed and upset many in the country. Unlikely as it seems there is, however, room for optimism.
RACHEL MCARTHUR: This week, Twitter announced it was expanding its local trends feature, adding 70 new countries and cities – one of which is the UAE.