All tagged Mohamad Bin-Salaman
In the 1990s, Saudi women began to protest the state-wide ban on female drivers through a textbook method of nonviolent action: they drove their cars through the streets of Riyadh. It was illegal, women were arrested and shunned; some even lost their jobs. The protests continued, but they did not work—until last year.
The recent outrage regarding the murder of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi highlighted the media’s power in raising awareness. At the same time, a dozen of Saudi Feminist activists were silenced by the Saudi government, only to be largely ignored by many media outlets. What are the reasons behind that and who gets to be in the spotlight?