Stories about Middle East & North Africa from April, 2019
Mansoor was awarded the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders in 2015. He has been jailed multiple times since 2011.
Netizen Report: Saudi Arabian authorities arrest three bloggers and execute 37 prisoners, several of them protesters
Saudi Arabia's assault on free speech continues, Careem might be sharing your number with drivers, and the internet is still shutdown in Chad.
The UAE’s climate commitment for 2021 is “is not consistent with holding warming to below 2°C, let alone limiting it to 1.5°C as required under the Paris Agreement.”
"He forced himself on me...He hit my head three or four times on the floor. I passed out. When I opened my eyes, it was 1.30 AM."
Material Culture art exhibition communicates deep personal experiences to transcend cultural borders
The exhibition features the work of five Iran-born artists who use “nonrepresentational forms” and a range of materials to create a visual language that communicates deep personal experiences and transcends borders.
Mansoor is serving ten years in jail after a court convicted him of publishing false information and rumours on social media.
Artist Amado Alfadni transforms Sudan's iconic Bint El Sudan perfume label into a revolutionary message.
An anti-dam project campaign is trying to "contest the World Bank's ill-advised and destructive water policies in Lebanon."
Activists, who have recently been released from prison, only enjoy freedom from 6am to 6pm.
“Women are front, left and center of the revolution. When people started protesting, they were like, ‘Women should stay at home.’ But we were like — no.”
Far more Azeris live in Iran than in Azerbaijan. When Armenia's PM visited Tehran earlier this year, they made their voices heard.
As viewers gear up for one last dose of dynastic squabbling, political intrigue and looming supernatural doom, four actual locations that wouldn't be out of place on Westeros and Essos.
The good news was soon tempered by the fact that the army is seeking to appeal the court so that the four individuals are charged with crimes.
The movement triggered a backlash for independent journalists and people who wanted to document the protests and ensuing crackdown.
Netizen Report: As water levels rise, Iran’s ban on messaging apps is slowing emergency relief for flood victims
Iranians ask for censorship pause in face of fatal floods, Indians suspect Facebook of election meddling and Australia tries to ban violent videos.
While the internet can provide a platform for marginalized voices, it can also facilitate their victimization.
French- and English-language media sources take different approaches to reporting on the Algerian political crisis.
"In situations where sharing information is vital, censorship can turn into a deadly phenomenon."