Have you guys heard about this? I have seen similar stories from several different sources. I hope this doesn't make its way to Kuwait. Are you affected, American Bedu?
Saudi Arabia Now Forcing News Bloggers to Obtain Licenses, Promote Islam
BY Neal Ungerleider
Wed Jan 12, 2011
The Middle Eastern kingdom has just enacted one of the world's most stringent sets of blogging regulations: Non-citizens can't write about news, chat room users are encouraged to register with the government, and everyone needs to be very careful about religion.
Saudi Arabia has enacted stringent new regulations forcing some bloggers to obtain government licenses and to strongarm others into registering. In addition, all Saudi news blogs and electronic news sites will now be strictly licensed, required to “include the call to the religion of Islam” and to strictly abide by Islamic sharia law. The registration and religion requirements are also being coupled with strict restrictions on what topics Saudi bloggers can write on--a development which will essentially give Saudi authorities the right to shut down blogs at their discretion.
More on the story HERE.