29 Jun 2018

How much is Saudi Arabia really reforming?

International Editor

He’s allowed women to drive for the first time, but is that just the beginning?

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman calls himself a reformer who’s challenging the old conservative orthodoxy and creating a modern Muslim state. But the country remains an absolute monarchy with limited freedom of speech.

We are in Riyadh, where the circus has come to town, to find out how Saudi Arabia is walking the tightrope between social change and traditional values.