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Saturday November 26th

Young Saudi activists turn to making YouTube videos

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (MCT) — The Arab Spring has yet to arrive in Saudi Arabia, and advocates face an uphill battle mobilizing an apathetic public that seems to accept the country’s all-powerful monarchy.

Now, however, young Saudi videographers are using YouTube to air a series of video reports that reveal the underside of life in the world’s biggest oil producer.

The narratives are compelling as they guide their audience through slums in the major cities, satirize the severe national housing shortage and ridicule the government’s failure to respond.

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