Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Register before talking in Saudi Arabia?

Saudis cling to outlet for free expression | csmonitor.com: "'My husband was finally called in to have a meeting with a Riyadh Governorate official who told him that a new law was going into effect that would force all discussion groups in private homes who have guest speakers to be registered with the Ministry of Interior,' she says.

Not only will these discussion groups apparently have to be registered with the government, but each may have to apply for permission from the appropriate ministry depending on the topic being discussed, according to this academic."

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