Ahmed Al-Omran

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In 1984, I was born in a big town called Hassa, east of Saudi Arabia. In 2002, I moved to the capital Riyadh to study at King Saud University. Currently, my life is divided between those two cities. My main motivation to do this is because I want to give a better view to the world about what's really happening in my country and the Middle East in general. I maintain two blogs: Saudi Jeans in English, and Yawmyat in Arabic. Recently, I co-founded Saudi Blogs, the first serious attempt to build the Saudi bloggers community.

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28 August 2009

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Saudi Arabia blocking Twitter pages of activists

Saudi Arabia’s Communication and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has recently blocked access to Twitter accounts of a blogger @Mashi97 and a human rights activist @abualkhair. The move comes after the role Twitter played in the recent post-elections uprising in Iran. Blogger Khaled al-Nasser told AFP that his tweets which included...