Conversation with Sultan Al-Qassemi
Sultan is the most interesting person I know in the United Arab Emirates. I met him in 2010 or so, soon after I had moved to Dubai. He had just been asked to “take a break” from his job as a journalist at The National, the main national newspaper, for being controversial. I helped him get started on Twitter and he taught me about the culture and politics of region.
He is now a Director’s Fellow at the Media Lab and a good friend and advisor.
I recently had the opportunity to catch up with him and get an update and some overviews about the region — Arab Spring, arts, politics, media, culture.