Serena Williams not being very nice..

Our friends over at Qatar Visitor made an interesting post about Serena Williams.
Apparantly when she arrived at Doha Airport, she tweeted “Does anyone know where Doha is?”

The question is, ‘Is that a nice thing to say about the country that’s hosting you?”

Read more here http://qatarvisitor.blogspot.com/2009/10/does-anyone-know-where-doha-is.html

Freedom of Expression

    Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which the Qatari Government is a signatory of states: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any medias and regardless of any frontiers.

    The Emiri Decision Number 86 of the year 2007 on the establishment of the Doha Free Information Centre marked yet another step towards establishing a State of rights and freedom of speech. The decision stipulated that the Centre be a non-profit organization, headquartered in Doha City, and have the authority to establish other affiliated centres inside and outside Qatar. It is worth mentioning that His Highness the Emir issued a decision in 1998 annulling the ministry of information, giving birth to a new era of freedom of speech where censorship was removed from local media.