can you criticise your employer in a blog?
ABC Nyheter has an article about how an employee of the Norwegian embassy in Saudi Arabia has written a couple of slightly indiscreet posts that she perhaps shouldn’t have written. Following the links I discovered I quite enjoy her blogs: In Transit – Insh’Allah, and her English blog, Orientia in Saudi. Her transgressions are rather minor – it’s a personal blog, written in a language only about sixteen million people can read, and really, you’ve got to read for quite a while before you even figure out she’s working for the embassy.
One of her “indiscretions” – well, it’s a brief ode to Emanuels, by which she means the drivers and local employees Norwegian embassies always have, and she notes how wonderful they are – and that the Norwegian embassy employs these local people on contracts that would never be acceptable in Norway. Shouldn’t a citizen of a democratic country, working for that country’s embassy be allowed to say something like that?
Of course, ABC Nyheter probably just wants to scare up a good story.