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Ahmed Al Omran

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia Correspondent — The Wall Street Journal
Covers:  saudi arabia, middle east, soccer, women's rights, media freedom, human rights, social media, youth unemployment

Journalist · Ex-@WSJ Saudi correspondent · Columbia J-School alum · Email: alomran (at) gmail dot com

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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 Arabi...

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@ahmed — 125,426 followers, 90,471 tweets

Jun 27, 2017

@feras_alzamil @ayaelb Saudi media, including @aawsat_News, said the neighborhood and its houses are more than 100 years old https://t.co/F66Ma2q5eL

Jun 27, 2017

Saudi foreign reserves keep falling despite an austerity drive, a mystery to economists monitoring the kingdom  http://reut.rs/2tSoy2g 

Jun 27, 2017

Saudi demolition of historic Shiite homes stokes violence, @ayaelb reports  http://apne.ws/2tSHn59 

Jun 27, 2017

Once a work of art emerges from its creator’s space, it becomes the possession of anyone who interacts with it  http://nyti.ms/2tRFUfG 

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Social media assistant producer at NPR

Have you ever used a typewriter?

No, but I wish I had.

How is social media changing news?

Social media makes the people formerly known as “audience” active participants and news gathering and storytelling.