Archive for October, 2012

The Qatar Choice Awards Gala Dinner – We all did it! The people chose their favourites!

Hey everyone! We’ve finally finished the Qatar Choice Awards video thanks to a great ILQ supporter alexklim.com (please show him some support and visit his page).

Please share this video! ^_^

We told you that we’d put together a fabulous event and award ceremony and we hope that you feel that we kept our promise.

The video celebrates the winners and hopefully we’ll see more of you attending next year!

The ILQ – iloveqatar.net, Qatar Happening, and Diyafa Qatar are already planning next year and of course we hope to give you all an even bigger voice :)

Now head on over to the forums and join the great community! Stop hanging out on facebook all the time. –> ILQ FORUMS

iLoveQatar’s YouTube Channel and the Communities Videos

Updated! Have you checked it out yet? No? Then check it out habayeb (that’s multiple of habeebee). http://www.youtube.com/iluvqatar

Since launching it, it’s reached almost 650,000 views, but the really cool thing is that we’re getting some awesome community submissions! I really do want to see more vloggers, animators, comedy, anything really, on YouTube. Here are a few of the latest submissions:

Follow Maryam Al Naemi on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MBA_AlN3aimi
Follow FilmForChange on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/filmforchange

Follow Alex on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/alexklim
Have a great Qatari related video you want to share with everyone? Let us know! Just send an email to contact -at- iloveqatar.net :)

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.