Since rising to power in mid-2017, MBS has shown that, despite his best efforts to lay on the PR charm, he is hardly the reformer he has promoted himself to be. Indeed, he has strewn repression and brutality in his wake, domestically and outside Saudi borders.
Al-Jazeera’s documentary, The Lobby, which exposed the well-entrenched Israeli interests in the British and US governments, has had some unintended consequences for the network.
Journalists are often told never to be the story themselves; “Tell the story, but never be part of the story” is the general advice. Al-Jazeera’s journalists and the network itself, however, have for years been at the centre of the story.
On International Women’s Day,