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.