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Meritocracy in the Modern World

Omar K. Alghanim | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Omar K. Alghanim

All businesses have hierarchies, of course - without order, there is chaos. But some hierarchies are more rigid than others. The danger for employees stuck in stricter environments is that they actually become accustomed to not speaking up.

Social Media, Sedition, Sectarianism and Sisi Grip #AMF14

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.31.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

"Saudi cleric says chatting online is haram" (religiously banned in Islam). According to Saudi daily al-Eqitisadiya, Sheikh Abdullah al-Mutlaq, a mem...

Fake Plastic Souks: The Glory Years

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.04.2013 | Books
Magda Abu-Fadil

Naked Neo Lladro figurines draped in mini bikinis comply with local mores in Sharjah where authorities have asked shopkeepers to "behead" mannequins a...

Dubai's Gulf News Embraces Convergence With Gusto

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Reporters and editors at Dubai's Gulf News are blazing a trail in multimedia that could serve as an example for Arab newspapers struggling with a journalistic identity crisis.2010-06-27-editingvideo.jpg

Murdoch Targets Abu Dhabi as International Media Hub

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Abu Dhabi is slated to become the hottest new international media hub, if Rupert Murdoch and like-minded moguls have their druthers, but the region's ...

Arab Print Media Weather Financial Crunch Better Than Western Counterparts

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Print media in the west may be struggling for survival but newspapers in the Arab world, which took a few hits, are nonetheless thriving and expected ...

Saudi Arabia: Child Marriage Annulled

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Two families in Saudi Arabia have agreed to annul the marriage of an 11-year-old girl due to pressure from a lobby group, AHN reports. The girl was m...

Shoo Haida? The Shoe Saga Snowball Rolls On

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Egyptians have had a field day with the shoe-thrower story. According to one joke, the U.S. accused Syria of being behind the shoe attack, citing phone taps that intercepted the word "shoo" (Arabic for "what").