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Faiza Saleh Ambah

Self Description

December 2006: "Faiza Saleh Ambah is a Saudi journalist based in Jiddah. She writes mainly for the Christian Science Monitor."

Third-Party Descriptions

December 2006: Journalist.


RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Christian Science Monitor Source Dec 30, 2006
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Washington Post Source Jul 27, 2008

Articles and Resources

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Jul 27, 2008 Saudis Face Soaring Blood-Money Sums: Tribes, Families Are Demanding Millions

QUOTE: The parents of the victim, Majid al-Mahmoudi, have three options under sharia: to demand punishment, to spare Hasnani's life to receive blessings from God, or to grant clemency in exchange for diyah, or blood money...Hasnani's case highlights the growing trend of exorbitant blood-money demands, which many say are fueled by greed and tribal rivalries.

Washington Post
May 21, 2008 Saudi Critic Jailed After Decrying Justice System

QUOTE: Matrouk al-Faleh, a professor of political science at King Saud University in Riyadh, the capital, was detained Monday after he left for work, said his wife, Jamila al-Ukla. Over the past year, Faleh has accused the Interior Ministry of disregarding laws that ban arrests without charge and guarantee the right to counsel.

Washington Post
Apr 15, 2008 'Sports is My Life, My Passion': A Drive Toward the Goal Of Greater Freedom: Basketball Team Resists Saudi Restrictions on Female Athletes

QUOTE: Saudi Arabia is one of the few countries competing in the Olympics without a female delegation. Though the kingdom has come under increasing pressure from the International Olympic Committee to include women on its team, many in this deeply patriarchal and traditional society agree with the restrictions, believing that allowing female athletes could lead to Western-style independence for women and an erosion of established culture.

Washington Post
Jan 31, 2008 Saudi Women See a Brighter Road on Rights: Group Says King May Lift Driving Ban by Year's End

QUOTE: Buoyed by recent advances in women's rights, advocates for the right of women to drive in Saudi Arabia...say they believe the ban will be lifted this year. But... many believe that allowing women the right to drive could lead to Western-style openness and an erosion of traditional values.

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Jan 24, 2008 Saudi Activist Still Held Without Charge a Year After His Arrest

QUOTE: Saud Mokhtar al-Hashemi...was among 10 men arrested last February and accused of illegally collecting funds and sending fighters to Iraq. His lawyer and supporters say the detentions were a government attempt to silence demands for democratic reform in Saudi Arabia.

Washington Post
Jan 01, 2008 Dissident Saudi Blogger Is Arrested: Popular Internet Commentator Had Called for Political Reform

QUOTE: [A Saudi Arabian blogger] who used his blog to criticize corruption and call for political reform, was detained "for violating rules not related to state security," according to the spokesman...

Washington Post
Sep 24, 2007 Saudi Women Petition for Right to Drive: Challenge Poses Risks in Sole Country Where Only Men May Take the Wheel

QUOTE: For the first time since a demonstration in 1990, a group of Saudi women is campaigning for the right to drive in this conservative kingdom, the only country in the world that prohibits female drivers.

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May 19, 2007 Associates of Jailed Saudi Activist Held: Pair's Backers Call Terror Probe an Effort to Forestall Reform

QUOTE: Two men have been arrested in recent weeks in a widening terrorism investigation that political activists say is a government attempt to silence demands for democratic reform.

Washington Post
Feb 07, 2007 Detained Saudis Described as Democracy Activists

QUOTE: Saudi Arabia, an absolute monarchy, has a consultative council appointed by the government, and carried out limited municipal elections in 2005. Despite Abdullah's cautious steps toward reform, the kingdom continues to show little tolerance for political opposition. It imposes strict limits on freedom of expression and bans public gatherings and political parties

Washington Post
Mar 27, 2005 The Case The Saudis Can't Make

QUOTE: three men -- two academics and a poet -- who've been behind bars in Saudi Arabia for a year....have forced a groundbreaking case onto the Saudi legal system, the power of which lies in its simplicity. They want the implementation of the rule of law in practice and not just in theory.

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