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Stories about Middle East & North Africa
14 October 2016
10 October 2016
Reality, Conspiracy and the US ‘Internet Freedom’ Agenda: Deconstructing Iran's Case Against Nizar Zakka
Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese citizen was arrested and sentenced to 10 years in prison by Iranian for leading U.S. funded projects in Iran. We deconstruct this situation.
9 October 2016
Censorship of online content has surged in Yemen since the beginning of the conflict opposing Houthi rebels and forces loyal to president Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.
7 October 2016
The 2016 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Colombia's President Santos for his efforts to end a five decades-long civil war, with Syria's widely celebrated White Helmets missing out.
Lebanon's most vulnerable are paying the ultimate price for the country's waste crisis.
6 October 2016
Lebanon is no stranger to environmental and energy crises, but many are trying to tackle them.
Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
3 October 2016
Saeed Malekpour was arrested and jailed in 2008 over someone else's use of his open source code to upload pornographic material to the Internet.
1 October 2016
Morocco has always been one of the most popular filming sites in the world, where many international filmmakers have shot some of their hit movies.
30 September 2016
An Iranian-Canadian Academic Is Released, but Iran's Crackdown on Women's Rights Activists Continues
Efforts to increase women's participation in February's parliamentary elections were met with a campaign of repression from hardline institutions in Iran.
29 September 2016
"Do I appear fidgety? Maybe it is because I don’t understand how someone would ever answer “Yes” to the question: 'Are you a member of a secret banned organization?'"
28 September 2016
This week, we speak to our contributors Elizabeth Rivera, Giovanna Salazar and Juan Tadeo about popular discontent with politics in Mexico.
Despite significant opposition, Jordan signs controversial gas deal with Israel. Protests planned for this Friday could determine the agreement's future.
Iran's 1953 coup d'état is widely depicted as a rupture in the modern history of Iran. It is also a Pandora’s box filled with contested narratives.
26 September 2016
Jordanian authorities have banned media coverage of the assassination of Nahed Hattar, a writer who was shot dead on September 25 by a gunman in the capital Amman.
24 September 2016
After spending years in an Israeli prison, these two Palestinian men are hoping their concept for an urban food truck catches on in the West Bank city of Ramallah.