Another letter seeking advice from my readers (the last one went well...) for a proposed move to Muscat.
I'd like to move there next year, for few months, longer if possible.
I am familiar with Lebanon, Egypt and Syria, but I have never been to Oman.
The idea is to do research and be actively involved in media. As a foreign political analyst, and senior reporter, it will be intellectually challenging, to discover the local socio-political arena, first hand.
I sent an email to Times of Oman, and I was wondering if you have other suggestions.
I'd say go for it. Oman needs as muc of this as it can get.
You may not be able to publish anything of note while here, but a book later might work out for you.
And try to work for Apex or The Tribune. Or The National (out of Abu Dhabi - be a local correspondent). Oh, and start a blog once you're here!!!
There's so much more I could say about the local socio-political arena that I get weary just thinking about it... You certainly don't see much of it directly in the Newspapers here.
Readers - any advice? Descriptions of the local socio-political arena? Help!