Saudi Arabia – Beyond The Oil


Oil has made Saudi Arabia rich. But it’s not good for the kingdom when the price of oil sinks. And rapid population growth and high unemployment are also playing their part in ensuring that an explosive atmosphere continues to brew in the desert nation. Now, the king is trying to do something about it: he wants to create jobs that don’t rely on oil production, and has set his sights on entrepreneurship and start-ups. But can a country where the Royal family and powerful clergy demand total obedience from the population also foster private initiative? If bloggers are flogged in public, how can a start-up culture possibly emerge? Questions that find amazing answers in this macro report.

Genre

  • Coverage

Writer

  • Katrin Sandmann

Producer

  • Ali Masarani

Broadcaster

  • 3SAT

Length

  • 30 Minutes

Year of production

  • 2015