Stories about Middle East & North Africa from December, 2018
Censored in 2018: Protest videos, court verdicts, real news — and Peppa Pig
From blocked websites to revoked media licenses to account shutdowns, censorship comes in many forms. Here are a few we saw in 2018.
How free breakfast brought 500 girls back to school in Yemen
Before the project began, one-fifth of the school's students had been absent. Now they're all back in the classroom.
100 days for Alaa: Family of Egyptian activist counts the days until his release from prison
Alaa has been jailed or investigated under every Egyptian head of state who has served during his lifetime.
Lebanese journalist goes on trial for covering migrant worker abuse allegations
Lebanon's Cybercrimes Bureau also asked him to sign a pledge to not speak about the case again, but he refused.
France seeks three high-ranking Syrian officials in the deaths of French-Syrian nationals
The three officials are wanted in connection with the detention and subsequent disappearance of two French-Syrian nationals, Mazen Dabbagh and his son Patrick.
Netizen Report: Who else is being silenced in Saudi Arabia?
Jamal Khashoggi's murder forces light on other abuses in Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh blocks Skype and China goes after Twitter users.