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Ahmed Al Omran

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Ahmed Al Omran on Social Media and the Saudi Blogosphere

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[This post is part of an ongoing Profile of a Contemporary Conduit series on Jadaliyya that seeks to highlight distinct voices primarily in and from the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia.]  Jadaliyya (J): What do you think are the most gratifying aspects of Tweeting, and Twitter? Ahmed Al Omran (AO): The most gratifying aspect of Twitter is probably the network. The people you meet and the access to a wide array of information and opinions ...

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Ahmed Al Omran

 

Ahmed Al Omran is a Saudi blogger and journalist. His blog, Saudi Jeans, is one of the most well-known and long standing blogs in the Middle East. His work has appeared in major publications such as the New York Times, the Guardian and Foreign Policy.

Born and raised in Hofuf, eastern Saudi Arabia, he graduated with a Master’s degree in digital media from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York. He has worked for the National Public Radio in Washington DC, before returning to his home country where he launched his new site Riyadh Bureau.