Archive for November, 2012

We’ve partnered up with Red Bull to launch ’60 Seconds’

Screening Date: December 6, 2012
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Venue: HBKU Student Centre, Education City

Red Bull 60 Seconds is coming to Qatar to give all university students the opportunity to show how creative they can be, in 60 seconds, with the “WINGS” concept. Students compete individually or in teams of three and film a 60 seconds clip with any HD camera / smartphone. The competition’s theme is “WINGS” so it is up to the teams to figure out how creative wings can get. All the submitted clips will be screened on December 6, 2012 at HBKU Student Center, Education City – THE CINEMA.

Clips will be judged on:
– Creativity
– Theme relevance
– Music integration


– All students must submit their student ID number upon registration
– All teams must ensure that content filmed respects Qatari laws
– Maximum number of team members is 3
– At least one member from the team must attend the screening on December 6, 2012
– Clip may be in any language
– Profane language or content will lead to immediate disqualification


November 25, 2012: Entry Opens
December 4, 2012: Entry Closes
December 6, 2012: Clip Screening and Judging

To register: [email protected]
Technical queries: +974 66004820

RSVP on Facebook to attend! Click here

Marhaba did a piece on me

That’s nice of Marhaba Magazine, they were very complimentary. If I was a blusher, I would have blushed 😀

You can read it here: The elusive Mr Q from iLoveQatar

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.