The Patriot in the Expatriate - An ally Qatar needs to remember

If I was crying In the van, with my friend It was for freedom From myself and from the land – Sufjan Stevens, Chicago Last week began with us receiving many queries – mainly from corporates outside of Qatar and embassies based in Qatar who...


How organizations in Qatar can learn to stop worrying and love traditional media

I have worked, as they say, both sides of the fence – as a journalist and editor, and as an in-house communications person handling PR and media relations. At my time doing the latter, the organization I worked for (Virginia Commonwealth University...


Growing Up in Qatar in the 70s was all about community

“In the great cities we see so little of the world, we drift into our minority. In the little towns and villages there are no minorities; people are not numerous enough. You must see the world there, perforce. Every man is himself a class; every...


Have Qataris always been a minority in their own country?

Qatar has been making headlines in the media – mainly controversial – over the last few years. It is a land of intrigue since very little of the “local” news makes it out of the country, even less now that Doha News has had to “scale...