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Burqa, modernised.

Burqa, modernised.

8 Dec, '094 Comments

Boys, be prepared for this as it promises to be the next best best thing for girls. I personally can’t stand the huge shades they put on their faces at the moment, this is going to be even bigger, but hey, to each his/her own.

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Emirates retools press law

26 Sep, '071 Comment

Good news this morning from a southerly direction that we hope that our newly appointed minister of Information as well as our parliamentarians will immediately emulate: UAE rules journalists not to be jailed over work 9 hours ago DUBAI (AFP) — The prime minister of the United Arab Emirates decreed on Tuesday that journalists should […]

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Not much bigger than the people

Not much bigger than the people

19 Jul, '079 Comments

Being close to the people, without a thick layer of fat in between, is a mark of good governance. This guy continues to lead, while maintaining his humbleness: click image to enlarge Amazing. We need some of this here please. This is the kind of spontaneous PR that earns the love of the people and […]

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Arab Media Forum

Arab Media Forum

16 Apr, '0613 Comments

I’ve been invited to be on one of the panels of the forthcoming Arab Media Forum organised by the Dubai Press Club starting on April 26th in Dubai. I’ll join a panel to be chaired by Aneesa Al-Sharif. With me on the panel will be Dr. Emad Al-Bashir (Lebanon), Wael Abbas (Egypt) and Dr. Umaima […]

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Freedom of Speech, UAE style

Freedom of Speech, UAE style

12 Feb, '0628 Comments

Have a load of this, the UAE has issued a federal law on combating cyber crime: Some of the offences and their punishment: – Abuse of any Islamic holy shrines or rituals. – Abuse of holy shrines and religious rituals stipulated in other religions since such rituals are maintained in accordance to the rulings of […]

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