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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 — 126,835 followers, 91,570 tweets

Aug 23, 2017

Saudi Aramco expected to sign a deal with PetroChina within six months to invest in its Yunnan refinery  http://reut.rs/2xuhrxI 

Aug 23, 2017

Oops: About 100 EU nationals told to leave Britain — by mistake  http://on.ft.com/2v7wfpw 

Aug 23, 2017

Saudi sovereign wealth fund hires Rashed Sharif as head of domestic investments  https://bloom.bg/2v6ZiJP 

Aug 23, 2017

خطاب الكراهية ليس هو السبب الوحيد للجرائم التي حدثت، وتجريمه ليس الحل النهائي والقاطع للمشكلة الطائفية كما يظن البعض  https://thumarm.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/hate-speech/ 

Aug 23, 2017

يقول @t_saif أن أهم إنجازات الحداثة هو ارتقاء مكانة الفرد من منفعل إلى فاعل أو متفاعل، بالذات في تعامله مع الدين  https://aawsat.com/node/1005801 

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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.