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Riyadh-Abdul Aziz
    Riyadh  Abdul Aziz


    Riyadh Abdul Aziz is a blogger interested in the relationship between the web and society who works as a legal researcher for the government of Oman. He is interested in technology, intellectual property, and law. You can e-mail Riyadh at

Citizen empowerment
    August 28, 2016

The Omani government has made progress in making some of its data available to the public, but very little has been done until now in regard to judicial data.

Photography in the National Museum
    August 14, 2016

The recently-inaugurated National Museum must be commended for its accessibility efforts and its forward-thinking approach towards openness and photography. 

Nobody reads paper encyclopaedias
    July 31, 2016

With the recent publication of the Mango Encyclopaedia, Oman has once again demonstrated that it is capable of producing world-class resources of knowledge, but it has also demonstrated that it does not understand how members of the public access knowledge nowadays.

A major international treaty to support access to copyright works by the visually impaired entered into force, and Oman should consider joining it to ensure that visually impaired persons in the country can enjoy their rights to education and to access culture.

Entertainment censorship in Oman
    July 12, 2016

Content, offline and online, is censored all over the world for a variety of reasons. Some content might be censored on political grounds, religious grounds, or cultural grounds.

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