Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Saudi link up

"It really took off last year," says Saudi journalist Rasheed Abou-Alsamh to the BBC.

There are now between 500 and 600 Saudi blogs - in English as well as Arabic - and the bloggers are women as well as men.

"I think young people see the internet as a way of expressing themselves easily and in an uncensored fashion," says Mr Abou-Alsamh.

This means it is not too difficult to open a dialogue with Saudis.

In Blog Relations terms this is an opportunity for PR and the rest of the world.

There are some links in the BBC site.