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Saturday, January 09, 2016
Robert Worth informed New York Times readers a few days ago that Saudis have freedoms on social media: Saudi media tell a different story
Saudi media have been filled with instructions and warnings about offending the government or "morals" or "conduct" on social media, which includes What'sup, one of the most commonly used form of expression in the Kingdom. A Saudi "jurist" (a member of the Arab Legal Association) explains that any What'sup group administrator can face up to five years in jail if he does not report anyone who violates rules regarding "touching the regime, or religious values, or morals". Tell this to Robert Worth who wrote about the free expression of Saudis on social media.
Comic by Terry Furry, reproduced from "Heard the One About the Funny Leftist?" by Cris Thompson, East Bay Express
As'ad AbuKhalil, born March 16, 1960. From Tyre, Lebanon, grew up in Beirut. Received his BA and MA from American University of Beirut in pol sc. Came to US in 1983 and received his PhD in comparative government from Georgetown University. Taught at Tufts University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Colorado College, and Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Served as a Scholar-in-Residence at Middle East Institute in Washington DC. He served as free-lance Middle East consultant for NBC News and ABC News, an experience that only served to increase his disdain for maintream US media. He is now professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus. His favorite food is fried eggplants.
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