Saudi journalist speaks on relationship with information ministers
Friday, 16 October 2015
This week’s guest is Saudi journalist and businessman Othman al-Omair, who believes that the press is not limited to written articles. He called all editors to stop writing columns for their newspaper and pay attention to the journalists “kitchen”. He says that his relationship with information ministers has been tense throughout his career. Omair believes that a journalist should be able to exchange information with intelligence agents without being considered as an agent working for them. Omair described himself as a liberal, explaining that liberalism did not prevent him from adapting to Saudi society. He does not see liberalism in Saudi Arabia, but rather liberal people.
Point of Order is a live, weekly socio-political hard-talk show. Its guests have included figures such as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, French philosopher and author Bernard-Henri Lévy and the president of the Iraqi Kurdistan region Masoud Barzani. The show, presented by Hasan Muawad, is known for its bold questions and sometimes controversial guests and discussions.