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Amer Al-Hilal

Former Diplomat with stints at the UN and the Kuwait Embassy in Washington DC. Occasional columnist for Kuwait's ‘Arab Times.’ Worked with ‘Kuwait News Agency’ – trained by Voice of America, Reuters and Associated Press. A ‘Third Culture Kid’ born in London, raised in Rome and Madrid, with B.A. in ‘Communications’ from The American University, DC. Currently living in Kuwait. Interests include movies, literature, blogging, politics and social affairs.

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Latest posts by Amer Al-Hilal

23 May 2009

Kuwait: Cinema Censorship, Quality Woes and Limited Telecom Services

Following the Kuwaiti elections and all the previous political drama, bloggers are now focusing their energies on entertainment and technology posts, with Cinescape, the Kuwaiti national cinema company monopoly, taking...

19 May 2009

Kuwait: Election History: Four Women Win Parliament Seats

Election fever has swept Kuwait, culminating in a historic and momentous event for the nation! Kuwait was expecting at best one or two women to make it to Parliament but...

8 May 2009

Kuwait: Election Drama, Filthy Clinics and Domestic Abuse

Salutations from Kuwait! Amer Al-Hilal here with another round-up from the Kuwaiti blogosphere, ranging from posts concerning after shocks of Swine Flu, to embarrassing official printing gaffes, to the humanitarian...

30 April 2009

Kuwait: Swine Flu Blues

While election related stories are dominating Kuwait's Arabic-language blogs, this week the Swine Flu seems to be the pet topic of the English-language blogosphere. Amer Al-Hilal has the story.

23 April 2009

Kuwait: Blackberry Lunches, Arab Sex Talk and Election Responsibility Plea

From the censorship of video games to discussions about Kuwait's upcoming parliamentary elections on May 16, the Kuwaiti blogosphere offers a mixed bag this week. Also in this post, by...

19 April 2009

Kuwait: Election rhetoric, arrests and the whole shebang

Greetings fellow global bloggers and readers! My name is Amer Al-Hilal and I am the new 'Global Voices' co-author covering Kuwait; a vibrant, highly passionate and astute blogging community, one...

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