Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Freedom....or not?

An interesting piece in today's Guardian on the freedom of the press (or the lack of it) in the UAE. His observations reflect my experience of working here.
A client of mine recently commissioned some research into, amongst other things, how long senior business leaders here thought the recession would last in the UAE. An overwhelming proportion said two years.
This week Sheikh Mohammed made it clear during a webcast that the economic crisis was over. Well, that's ok then!
So, we're now in a situation where we can't release our original story. Not only would no-one touch it - too negative- it would also adversely affect my client if their name was associated with unearthing negative stories about the region. Interesting times.....

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