Stories about Middle East & North Africa from August, 2017
A Macedonian court ordered a person to pay 400 euros for writing "ironical statements and insulted a leader of a foreign country."
"This is like blowing up the Taj Mahal or destroying the Acropolis in Athens. This is a disaster."
In Tunisia's ‘State of Emergency’, a New Police Protection Law Could Allow More Abuse — With Impunity
Supported by the interior ministry and police unions, the bill is being criticized by human rights groups.
The journalists were accused of "leaking information to hostile entities" under a newly-adopted cybercrime law.
Reformist members of Iran’s Parliament have established the Committee to Seek an End to House Arrests following the recent hospitalization of 79-year-old political opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi.
For the past seven years, Nabil Musa has been traveling around Iraq on a one-man mission to promote the importance of clean waterways for current and future generations.
From May 24 to August 6, Egyptian authorities blocked 133 websites, according to the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression.
“Sometimes it feels like Jordan is an open air prison especially when you think of visiting the nearest countries to it.”
"This act is in violation of international norms and laws, a breach of the ceasefire agreement."
‘They Can't Stop Us’ — World Mourns Execution of Palestinian-Syrian Activist Bassel Khartabil Safadi by the Assad Regime
"This is a loss for Syria. This is loss for Palestine. This is my loss." - Noura Ghazi Safadi
The European Commission called for the “immediate release” of the group, calling the detentions part of a “deeply worrying pattern” of imprisonment in Turkey.
The third anniversary of the mysterious death of Jamal Hosseini, a bridge between underground activists in Iran and the global community of human rights activists.
“The alternative scene embodies freedom in genre; freedom to explore and create new genres”.
Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
The law places several restrictions on free expression through vague terms like "social harmony", "state security" and "public order".
We honor all of Bassel's work as a leader in the open web movement, and the efforts of all those who advocated for his release over the past five years.