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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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Strong words in King Salman’s speech apparently directed at those who oppose recent reforms. He said: “Our message to all is that there is no place among us for extremists who view moderation as decadence and exploit our tolerant faith to achieve their goals.” https://t.co/yZvBnQ8emJ
US and Japan are pushing for international IPO of Saudi Aramco because they are worried the kingdom could sell stake to China https://t.co/60oQJVzkiU
End of brief speech by the king. More details on domestic and foreign policy included in written remarks.
Saudi king says kingdom is working with allies to confront the interference in GCC domestic affairs
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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.