Young Saudis getting creative on YouTube


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  • Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013

DUBAI: Turn on a Saudi television and you'll usually get a diet of religious programming and uncontroversial imported fare. But there's much more to a "night in" for the average Saudi — they're also the world's most avid watchers of YouTube. 

The programmes of Jeddah-based UTURN, from drama to reality shows, are typical. 3al6ayer, or On the Fly, is a Saudi version of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Eysh Elly is a lighthearted weekly review of Arab online videos. 

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