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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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A new Saudi weekend? Why weren’t we consulted?

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

The feelings of those who are annoyed by change, even if it provides a solution, are almost similar to that joke about the Egyptian Saidi who got lost ...

If Dubai wins Expo 2020

Friday, 21 June 2013

One of Dubai’s aesthetic qualities is that it leaves you with a certain impression, it always provides you numbers, data and facts to back up ...

A Saudi version of PRISM?

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

At a time when PRISM spying claims rage in the U.S. and keep the media and rights organizations busy objecting to the security services’ ...

The curious case of a Saudi women’s sports club

Friday, 14 June 2013

Twenty years ago particularly, one of our neighbors in Saudi Arabia decided to build a sports club for women. He didn’t decide to do so out of ...

Stirring hatred in the Muslim world

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

A Kuwaiti actor’s grandson passed away whilst the former was shooting a series. The actor stopped shooting and his Saudi colleague went to offer ...

Ladies of Saudi’s Shura Council, remember us!

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Dear reverend female Shura members, perhaps you remember how we celebrated you and how we were thrilled when we heard of the news that 30 females have ...

For the real terror threat, look beyond London

Monday, 27 May 2013

I saw the image of a Muslim Nigerian young man's hands covered in blood after he butchered a British policeman in the streets of Woolwich. This is the ...

Twitter engulfs Saudi cyberspace

Friday, 10 May 2013

“An orientalist returned surprised after he visited Saudi Arabia,” goes an age-old expression but it’s a truth which seems relevant ...

Women driving in Saudi; forever a thorny issue

Thursday, 2 May 2013

It is narrated that a semiliterate man liked the phrase “of course” the first time he heard it so he started using it whenever possible. ...

Saudi women victims of ‘restriction for protection’

Friday, 26 April 2013

I arrived to Dubai airport last week with my daughter. It was around midnight and I waited in line for a taxi, like I would do in any other country. ...

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