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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 — 125,830 followers, 90,882 tweets

Jul 23, 2017

@zahlan King received RTE at the airport when he visited Riyadh in February. But not unusual for region governor to receive him.

Jul 23, 2017

Saudi finance ministry launches domestic sukuk program; bankers expect first $2.7 billion issue within next few days  http://reut.rs/2uVbXz4 

Jul 23, 2017

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan arrives in Jeddah ahead of meeting with Saudi King Salman —SPA  https://twitter.com/spagov/status/889088003213340672 

Jul 23, 2017

Crisis with Qatar should be solved within GCC framework, Saudi foreign minister @AdelAljubeir says  http://www.arabnews.com/node/1133481/saudi-arabia 

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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.