Stories about Middle East & North Africa from July, 2018
"Remember my story. My name is Safa. I was born thirty years ago. Today, I'm forcibly displaced from my home with my three children. I'm now alone, sad and tired."
Maryam Palzigir's experience fought against both state censorship of artistic expression in Iran and now Western stereotypes of Iranians in the U.S.
"By calling them an African team it seems you are denying their Frenchness."
With frequent power cuts intensifying the effects of a brutal heatwave, people have taken to the streets to demand better public services, jobs and an end to corruption.
Syrian refugees in Lebanon fear reprisals by the Assad regime in the form of homelessness, forced conscription, torture, or worse.
Over 250 doctors and nurses are camping out at the border to help anyone who seeks medical attention among the estimated 40,000 displaced Syrians at the border with Jordan.
Netizen Report: Israeli legislators look at new laws that would stifle speech and surveil the public
The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
‘If it isn’t recorded, it didn’t happen': Israel moves to restrict photo documentation of military activity
Israeli legislators are pushing two bills that would further restrict speech by activists and journalists critical of its policies in Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory.
Iranian authorities announce plans to filter Instagram because of the evils of "Instagram celebrities". A few days later, the state broadcaster reveals the arrest of several "Instagram celebrities."
What's happened to digital rights over the past seven years? 300 editions of the Netizen Report will tell you
This week, we're looking back at seven years of covering global digital rights news in celebration of our 300th edition!
During the week of July 2-8, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 203 countries. Number 19 on the list? Madagascar. And number 114? Timor-Leste.
During the week of June 25-July 1, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 197 countries. Number 19 on the list? Angola. And number 185? Seychelles.
From exile in the UK, Fidaa Itani says the sentence marks the end of an era for free expression in Lebanon.