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Ahmed Al Omran

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia Correspondent — Financial Times
Covers:  saudi arabia, middle east, soccer, women's rights, media freedom, human rights, social media, youth unemployment

Reporter for @FT covering Saudi Arabia · Formerly with @WSJ and @NPR · Columbia J-School alum · Email: ahmed.alomran [at] ftdotcom

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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 — 131,168 followers, 94,147 tweets

Kylie Jenner wiped out $1.3 billion of Snap’s market value with a single tweet  https://bloom.bg/2EKIiOa 
China imposes 100% tax on football transfers of more than $7 million, bringing an end to spending spree that lured top foreign players  http://on.ft.com/2EN1U4i 
Saudi actress @oddcamel to appear in Netflix series that will be aired on the BBC  https://aawsat.com/english/node/1184806 
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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.