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Badria al-Bishr
Badria al-Bishr

Dr. Badria al-Bishr is a multi-award-winning Saudi columnist and novelist. A PhD graduate from the American University of Beirut, and an alumnus of the U.S. State Department International Visitor program. Her columns put emphasis on women and social issues in Saudi Arabia. She currently lectures at King Saud University's Department of Social Studies.

COLUMNISTS
Badria al-Bishr
Badria al-Bishr

Dr. Badria al-Bishr is a multi-award-winning Saudi columnist and novelist. A PhD graduate from the American University of Beirut, and an alumnus of the U.S. State Department International Visitor program. Her columns put emphasis on women and social issues in Saudi Arabia. She currently lectures at King Saud University's Department of Social Studies.

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Dubai deserves to win Expo 2020

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

An army of Emirati youths and sheikhs have for months planned, prepared and traveled in order to portray Dubai’s image and message

When daily life in Saudi Arabia comes to a standstill

Friday, 15 November 2013

Country’s grace period for illegal residents to leave has had a profound impact on country’s infrastructure

Saudi women who want to drive aren’t ‘wasting your time’

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

The issue of “Women behind the wheel” has found its way to the forefront of domestic issues. Women have decided not to wait for the matter ...

The ups and downs of Saudi women drivers

Sunday, 22 September 2013

When the Saudi religious police announced that its officers will not arrest women driving cars because there is no law against it, some considered ...

Why Saudi children ‘shouldn’t mingle’

Saturday, 14 September 2013

The Saudi Ministry of Education has issued a strict warning stating the following: “It’s forbidden for male and female children to mingle ...

Tyrants don’t fall on their own

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Do you accept the killing of 50,000 men in five days, or even in two years? It seems that this is the problem which most of those who are pondering ...

Will Whatsapp live on in Saudi Arabia?

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

You cannot begin to understand a society unless you live in it. But Saudi Arabia society, like all other conservative societies maintains a protective ...

Saudi Arabia now has a new working class

Thursday, 1 August 2013

The minute a Saudi citizen wrote on Twitter complaining that "salaries alone are no longer enough" to live off, thousands of tweets and ...

Is Angela Merkel lost in translation?

Sunday, 21 July 2013

No, Germany’s Angela Merkel hasn’t spoken Arabic, at least yet, but it was interesting watching her speaking on an Arab affair in her ...

Are women their own worst enemy?

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

“Women are their own worst enemy,” is one of the easiest expressions circulated without being looked into. I don’t know why this ...

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