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May 2018

WHOLE-ISTIC

It’s often the case that a different, arguably deeper, understanding of a country can come from its arts and culture, not least the contemporary art that is being produced. At a time of such momentous political, economic and cultural change, “Saudi Cultural Days” was very much about struggles to reconcile…

PARADIGM SHIFT

Commenting on the conference theme “Paradigm Shift”, Julien Hawari, Co-CEO of Media quest Dubai, the company behind the conference, said a new ecosystem was needed to support the profound transformation taking place in the region. “This paradigm shift is paving the way for new cooperation and geopolitical equations” he said.…

SAUDI ART DAYS

Modern Saudi film is evolving rapidly to include diverse, innovative and uniquely Saudi visual narratives, drawing on its deep historical cultures as well as contemporary life, and creating a new generation of young filmmakers passionate about sharing their stories. “We have a new generation of Saudi tastemakers and influencers, devoted…

JOURNALISM AND TECHNOLOGY: 7 KEY THEMES IN 2018

In less than a year, Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, has gone from being viewed as a technology guru with presidential ambitions to being investigated by the United States congress and governments around the world. The investigations into Facebook’s alleged malpractices, widely reported in the news,will probably continue through 2018 and…

PROTECTING THE OCEANS

The report, produced by the Global Plastics Alliance (GPA), reveals that projects under the “Global Declaration” for solutions on marine litter, have more than tripled to 355 since 2011. Initiatives undertaken by 74 associations in 40 countries include beach clean-ups, waste management programs, research, and public awareness and educational campaigns.…

THE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR SAUDI ARABIA

Recent developments According to the World Bank, Saudi Arabia’s economy contracted moderately at 0.6 percent in 2017, as oil production was restrained in accordance with the OPEC+ agreement, and non-oil sector growth slowed in the wake of reduced public spending. Early data for 2018 suggests that non-oil gross domestic product…