This week on the call-in show we asked the simple question, how much attention are you paying to your persona actions? Ever worry that something you do, like send a text or whatsapp could get you in trouble?
Here is some of the sms interaction.
I hate it when, I hear kids refer to themselves in the third person, how do these kids expect to get jobs cheers Dom
I'm not a fan of disrespectful language but perspectives are not in proportion when you get tens of 1000s for swearing yet you can risk peoples' lives by dangerous driving and get nothing. Andy
Hi! A few friends took our elderly relatives who were vacation 2 an expensive brunch in dubai recently - wow what a letdown - way 2 many western drunken people causing havoc - no effort by hotel staff 2 address the situation - expect it was a case of money talks? Thanks cathy
Bad or offence behaviour is the same everywhere. It's the reactions and consequences that differ from place to place. Cheers Cameron
Ok relax... everybody is either leaving dubai or the rest of the world is coming in from terminal 1.. Cheers, Ispahani
In terms of self representation, how many employers check a candidates Facebook , are we harming our opportunities Dom
All this "small" things are so annoying that this is one the main reasons we're going to leave the country...Peter
Just passed a mosque and they are parked in middle of the road. One rule for certain people. Ian
Hi guys, nice topic! Don't understand why some blokes speak so loud whether in a public place or in a bar. Are they showing of their gorgeous voice;-)? Take care guys!
We also need to understand cultural differences. Loss of face or reputation in the ME culture is extremely serious. So a txt that causes offence means more to some cultures than others hence the new fines which we westerners don't understand what the fuss is al about. An Arab will see it differently.
The best solution to all if this is good parenting. A phenomenon dying out due to longer working hours and domestic slaves. One can't always hide behind saying "different cultures", there are global values...peter
Here is what we preped with.
People detained in Malaysia last month for nude photos on a mountain and an earthquake some days later?
Are we thinking enough about what we say, do and how we act or are you throwing caution into the wind?
How much thought do you give to your public actions?
05/03/15 Facebook rant lands US man in UAE jail
An expat American has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates for comments he posted on
Facebook while in the US.
Helicopter mechanic Ryan Pate wrote the Facebook post while in Florida after arguing with
employer Global Aerospace Logistics (Gal) over sick leave.
On returning to Abu Dhabi from Florida, he was arrested for breaking the country's strict
His trial is due to start on 17 March and he could face up to five years in jail and a large fine
if found guilty.
In the post, Mr Pate called Gal "backstabbers" and warned other contractors about working
for the firm. He also complained about life in the UAE and used a racial slur against the
The Cybercrime Law/ Educating People about The Law
Sharif reviewed the set laws and punishments for many of the offenses that have involved young people due to
their ignorance of the laws and the proper ways to treat others, including the most important offenses that are
contained in the Cybercrimes Law. “Financial sanctions against the perpetrators of crimes can reach up to
Dh500,000 in cases of insult or defamation, and can range between Dh150,000 and Dh500,000 for crimes
related to publishing unauthorised pictures of others on social media. As punishable by law, the violator may also
be subject to imprisonment,” she added.
How Does It Compare
A speeding motorist who ran over and killed a camel has been ordered to pay Dhs10,000 to the owner of