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Fahad Albutairi

Fahad Albutairi is a Saudi geophysicist and University of Texas alumni. Born and raised in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, he is currently working in Saudi Aramco, the largest oil-producing company in the world. He is the former vice president of the Arab Student Association at UT, co-founder and former Technical Support Chair of the Middle East Culture Club at UT-Austin, and is a former member of the National Arab American Journalists Association (UT Chapter). As of recent, he is also a member of the Saudi IT Club, a non-profit organization situated in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia and established by a group of promising, young Saudi who share an interest in information technology.

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Latest posts by Fahad Albutairi

1 April 2008

Saudi Arabia: Electronic Games – The Good, the Bad, and the Overlooked

The newly-founded Saudi Information Technology Club, a non-profit organization established by young, Saudi IT enthusiasts and situated in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom between the cities of Dammam and...

7 March 2007

Saudi Arabia: 2007 Riyadh International Book Fair, Ahmadinejad's Visit to the Kingdom, and More

This week's roundup includes more on Saudi broken blogs, Ahmadinejad's first visit to Saudi Arabia, a humble letter to the Saudi Minister of Labor, the capture of suspects of the...

27 February 2007

Saudi Arabia: Government Cracking Down on Bloggers, New Saudi Ambassador to US, and More

A Press frenzy over Saudi school curriculums, a govermental campaign targeting a number of male Saudi bloggers, Anna Nicole Smith, Kareem Amer, forced divorces, a new government program to fight...

18 February 2007

A Week in the Saudi Blogosphere

False assumptions of a Saudi threat to US campuses, a bald Britney Spears, two new Saudi air carriers, Valentine's day, and the infamous “burqini;” all that and much more is...

31 December 2006

The Saudi Blogosphere this Past Week

Sleeping blogs, zombie computers, Saudi driving culture, Saddam Hussein's hanging, Arabic MTV, Saudi lesbian bloggers, Christmas, and more in this week's roundup. Let's get this started… Relating to the demise...

23 December 2006

This Week's Saudi Blog Roundup

The Human Rights Watch visit to Saudi Arabia is still making headlines, 80 rats were found on a Saudi Airlines plane, a Bible was denied entry into Saudi, the Quran...

18 December 2006

The Saudis are Still Talking

In this week's roundup: Human Rights Watch's recent visit to Saudi Arabia, a recent poll showing Saudi Arabia to be the fifth least corrupt country in the world, Turki Al-Faisal's...

8 December 2006

What the Saudis are Talking About

So far, the topic of “woman driving” has resurfaced, a rape case sentencing made headlines, women doctors were asked to leave a lecture hall while men doctors were allowed to...

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