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· September, 2019

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from September, 2019

26 September 2019

Netizen Report: Anti-corruption protests across Egypt trigger internet blockages, arrests

Advox

Censorship spikes as protests mount in Egypt, Twitter censors hundreds of pro-state accounts and a Pakistani court delivers a win for free speech online.

7 September 2019

Overnight music hit turns rappers into social justice heroes in Turkey

With over 10 million views and still trending, the song 'cannot stay silent' is making a deafening noise in Turkey and liberating the minds.

6 September 2019

How Turkey's broadcast regulator is taking over the supervision of online content

Advox

Under a new regulation, local streaming services like Netflix are required to adjust their content to the regulator's rules and guidelines.

4 September 2019

Painting the fears inside us all: A conversation with Syrian artist Rashwan Abdelbaki

Abdelbaki's art expresses what he sees as the “negative effects of racism, religion, and politics that are all striving to divide us and destroy our faith in humanity.”

3 September 2019

The plight of Kuwait's stateless community: Silenced and deprived of human rights

Advox

The security services spare no effort to target and silence the human rights movement of Kuwait's stateless community.

2 September 2019

Once celebrated by Homer, Turkey's Mount Ida is losing trees and going bald

Activists and artists join forces in Turkey to fight deforestation caused by mining companies.