ILQ was contacted by Khalid Al Jumaily, Head of Local Media, to get the Qatar community involved with the actual development of the project!

The survey aims to gather the relevant information required to assist in the decision-making process concerning the precinct of the future stadium site and to ensure that new urban development in the area leaves a lasting social, economic and sporting legacy for citizens and residents.”

I think it’s fantastic that they’re taking our opinions.

Fill out the survey and help! What do YOU want to see them build with the stadium? A mall? Cycling track? Public play area? Click here -> http://iloveqatar.net/forum/read.php?28,43225

I filled it out myself and it took me less than 10 mins.

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.