As the Government of Oman continues to put more effort into its open data initiatives, the time for Oman to consider having a freedom of information law should also be approaching.
OTaxi, a local app for ordering taxis, announced at the beginning of March that it has resumed its services after it was shut down by the government in August last year.
Visually impaired Internet users in Oman continue to struggle with the use of government websites as a result of bad design and inaccessibility.
Earlier this month, a Royal Decree was issued promulgating a brand new Penal Code. This new law is over a 100 pages long and includes more than 350 legal articles, so it will take us a while to fully comprehend the extent of its implications on our daily lives.
The Shura Council has had excellent social media presence for the past few years, with very active Twitter and Facebook accounts, and a content-rich YouTube account that has full recordings of regular as well as ministerial questioning sessions.