JUAN COLE: Let it be a warning to dictators around the world – a clumsy attempt to shut down Twitter in Turkey back-fires.
CROSSROADS ARABIA: The authorities in the Kingdom admit that they’re fighting a losing battle to stem a flood of pornography
The United Arab Emirates leads the world in smartphone penetration, with 74% of mobile subscribers carrying one of the natty little devils in their pockets.
ALEXANDER MCNABB: The United Arab Emirates leads the world in smartphone penetration, with 74% of mobile subscribers carrying one of the natty little devils in their pockets.
STEVE ROYSTON: The reason for the crackdown is predictably ‘security’. The impact on much-needed inward investment may, however, be profound.
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: Israeli companies have consistently led the way in internet monitoring and surveillance technology.
M. LYNX-QUALEY: As of June 2nd a published list of news websites have been formally banned in Jordan. What next?
JUAN COLE: The precipitous fall in the cost of generating solar power has resulted in traditionally oil-dependent nations such as Saudi Arabia investing heavily in it for domestic power production.
M. LYNX-QUALEY: A new initiative is designed to encourage teens and young adults, a notoriously unreceptive group, to discover the joy of reading.
STEVE ROYSTON: Bahrain has a growing young population and the challenges the island state faces in ensuring they’re fully employed are considerable