Why Women’s Liberation Puts Saudi Men Under Pressure
Dr. Mark C Thompson, a British academic and researcher, has written a book entitled 'Being Young Male and Saudi: Identity and Politics in a Globalized Kingdom', which has been published by Cambridge University Press,...
Sebastian Farmborough: Feeling Saudi Arabia Through Pictures
I first came across Sebastian Farmborough by means of pictures about Saudi Arabia and Saudi people published on LinkedIn. However, it was his article where he spoke to Saudi women about their new-found freedom that triggered me too try to understand how a British...
Viewing Modern Saudi Arabia from a Historical Perspective
The German historian Professor Ulrike Freitag, director of the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient in Berlin, published her latest book “A History of Jeddah: The Gate to Mecca in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries’’ in February 2020. Speaking about a historical...
Angeles Espinosa share her first tourism trip experience to Saudi Arabia
Despite her about 40 visits to Saudi Arabia, Spanish journalist Angeles Espinosa, went to Saudi Arabia on her first tourism trip to Saudi Arabia in October 2019. Angeles has been a foreign correspondent for Spanish daily El Pais since 1987 – now based in Dubai and previously in Tehran, Cairo and Beirut. She is specialized in the Arab and Islamic world.
Life in Saudi Arabia Through the Eyes of Bizzie Frost
Q: Elizabeth Frost, known to everyone as Bizzie, tell us something about yourself. A: I was born in Kenya and grew up in a small town in the heart of the tea-growing district. It was an idyllic childhood, to begin with, in a remote area in a forest where my father was...
Soha Khan Introduces Theatre Business to Saudi Arabia
On the World Theatre Day, 27th of March, members of the Saudi theatre scene published a video message produced by the Ministry of Culture and Theatre & Performing Authority, reminding the newly developed scene in Saud Arabia on the importance of theatre, and promising more work to come after the corona crisis is over.
Soha Khan is a member of this society. She is a Saudi producer of plays, musicals, and creative theatre.
Harrer: It Is Not Only Misunderstandings Between Arabs and Europeans
I came across Gudrun Harrer for the first time on Twitter and was surprised for not having known of her before. Reading her articles was smooth like reading prose rather than a political analysis. This was not due only to the Austrian charm and irony in her writing, but her deep knowledge and vision of things that make it easy to understand and learn. Despite a few points here and there that I would say are a Western mentality, I would agree with much of what she writes.