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Domino effect continues… who’s after Egypt?

28 Jan, '1130 Comments

With the collapse of dictatorial rule in Tunis and the running demonstrations in Egypt since 25 Jan with Friday the 28th culminating in the biggest series of demonstrations for decades, which other country could follow this popular domino effect? The regular culprits and the most shaky governments seem to be Algeria, Morocco, Jordan and Yemen, […]

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Media Control, Gulf Style

Media Control, Gulf Style

8 Dec, '1020 Comments

I can’t get enough of WikiLeaks Cablegate, could you? It’s better than the best and more gripping than a Steven King novel. Delving into the minds of those who rule us is, well, enlightening and could actually give cause to an accelerated rise to democracy in this region. Some cables also attest that hereditary genes […]

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Correcting a wrong

Correcting a wrong

20 Jun, '084 Comments

Remember that debacle where the Arab world agreed to “protect our traditional values” by curtailing freedoms of expression especially that of news television channels? You know, the news channels who normally criticise established regimes, specifically Aljazaeera and to some extent Alarabia? That was in February earlier this year, and only Lebanon objected to such a […]

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“The Protection of Traditional Values”

19 Feb, '0845 Comments

I cringe whenever I hear or read those words. Why? Because they are always used as a pretext to restrict an intrinsic freedom or used as a justification for trouncing all over a basic human right. It is as if “Traditions” are sacrosanct, enshrined and set in gold. They – we are led to believe […]

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The Cultural Tsunami is coming

The Cultural Tsunami is coming

28 Jan, '0843 Comments

Bahrain labour minister warns of ‘Asian tsunami’ A Bahraini minister has warned of an “Asian tsunami” because of the reliance of “lazy” Gulf Arabs on foreign labour to carry out even the simplest tasks, in an interview published on Sunday. Labour Minister Majid al-Alawi told Asharq Al-Awsat that the presence of almost 17 million foreign […]

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