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Ministry of Information no more?

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The Ministry of Information & Culture neé Ministry of Information has now transformed into the Ministry of Culture with the information part devolved into an authority under the leadership of Shaikh Fawaz Al-Khalifa, the ex president of GOYS. He will also inherit the main departments of the erstwhile MoI, but how will these changes make a difference?

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The Stake is Ready. Bring on those Saudis!

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When I first heard of the MTV production Resist the Power, Saudi Arabia my thoughts were running along the lines of the effect of such a program on those featured in it and how their lives are now in danger after the program aired… did they know the sacrifices they were making before agreeing to be put in front of the cameras?

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Burqa, modernised.

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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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American Soldier

Some people say that you can’t tell a story with just pictures. I say if done properly, you can tell multiple stories and evoke so many emotions with a few good pictures. The mark of a good photographer is his or her ability to encapsulate that emotion in a photograph.

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And let THAT be a lesson.

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Here ye! Hear ye!You do bad bad stuff in Saudi and you’re a foreigner, you get your ‘ead chopped off. But if you don’t believe that, then, well, y’know, the very contemporary authorities in the other Magic Kingdom have devised quite a novel approach to deter those who contemplate jiggy-jiggying with it and do some “bad stuff” as determined by their impartial and equitable and divine and – well – just Saudi justice system. Like this:

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