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Saudis on Social: The blind atheist

When it comes to freedoms, human rights organisations will tell you Saudi Arabia doesn't have the best track record. And perhaps because compared to elsewhere there is limited personal freedom, defiance across the region has gone digital.

In this part of the BBC's special series "Saudis on social" we tell the story of "Mazen" who posted an anonymous account on Twitter about the unusual journey he took to becoming an atheist in one of the most religiously conservative countries in the world. Mazen lost his eyesight when he was seven.But as a result of access to online tools his faith was challenged.

To follow and join the conversation about life in Saudi Arabia, search for the hashtag #SaudisOnSocial on Twitter and Facebook.

Produced by Mai Noman and Hind Suleiman

Animation by Ashley Choukeir and illustrations by Hanane Kai, voiced up by an actor.

  • 03 Mar 2016
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