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8 April 2020

Impact of COVID-19 containment measures on human rights and civil liberties in the Middle East

COVID-19

COVID-19 measures in the MENA region have especially targeted some of the most vulnerable groups such as detained human rights defenders, migrant workers and independent media. 

6 September 2017

A Year After Newspaper Ban, Independent Media Remain Under Siege in Oman

Advox

Azamn newspaper was banned over a report on interference with the independence of the judiciary. One of its journalists remains in prison.

5 May 2017

Omani Authorities Block Access to Online Magazine Mowatin

Advox

The independent magazine was blocked by Oman authorities on World Press Freedom Day, hours after resuming publication.

16 November 2016

Omani Film Critic Sentenced to Jail Over Facebook Posts

Advox

"As long as there is a human being exploiting a human being, there are revolutionary dreams, and dreams make the future."

3 November 2016

In Oman, Independent Media Suspended Until Further Notice

Advox

Albalad is the second independent media to stop publishing of its own accord this year. Another newspaper, Alzamn, was suspended by the government last August.

6 May 2015

Who Says Desert Climates Can’t Rock Agriculture? Check Out the Gulf Nations at EXPO 2015

Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and the UAE participate in Milan's Expo 2015 with well designed pavilions to introduce the world to their agrarian and food culture.

27 April 2015

Understanding Copyright in the Arab World

Arab countries should not extend the length of their copyright term without thinking of the consequences that this will have on the ability of society to access knowledge and culture.

27 March 2015

Omani Blogger Muawiyah Alrawahi Disappeared At UAE Border

Advox

Omani blogger Muawiyah Alrawahi was detained while attempting to enter the United Arab Emirates by car from Oman, according to a statement released by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

4 January 2015

Countdown to Asian Cup 2015 Heats Up in Australia

The temperatures in Australia are soaring a week before hosting the Asian Cup 2015 starting 9 January.

7 October 2014

A Culinary Tour of Eid al-Adha Dishes Enjoyed Across the Middle East

Muslims mark Eid al-Adha celebrations with a feast. Thalia Rahme brings us some traditional and not so traditional recipes prepared by Muslims across the Middle East on that day.

18 April 2014

Arab World: Farewell Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"My heart is sad tonight," tweets Jordanian Shaden Abdelrahman after learning of the death of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

10 June 2012

Oman: Arrests of Rights Activists Continue

Human Rights activists in Oman are being targeted by authorities amid world silence. Omanis take to their keyboards the keep their struggle alive, writes Mona Kareem, who brings us the...

17 May 2012

Proposals for Union of Arab Gulf States Prompt Concern

The governments of the Gulf are discussing transforming the current Gulf Cooperation Council into an EU-style union. The move comes in an atmosphere of tension caused by the Arab uprisings...

21 October 2011

Oman: Statute of State Amended Following Shura Council Elections

A Royal Decree by the Sultan of Oman has announced amendments giving the Shura (Consultative) and State councils a say in the way the country is run. The laws give...

11 May 2011

Arab World: The Club for Arab Monarchies to Get Morocco and Jordan

At first, everyone thought it was a joke or just one more Twitter rumor. Soon, netizens realised it was true and the shock made everyone act hysterical with their funny...

21 March 2011

Video: Time Lapse Mapping the Global Protests and Uprisings

John Caelan from the website The Swamp Post has created a couple of time-lapse videos that map protests from December 18 to March 7, 2011, where the protests and uprisings...

16 March 2011

Bahrain: Police and Military Clear Protesters in Manama (Videos)

This post is part of our special coverage of Bahrain Protests 2011. On Wednesday March 16th, a day after the King of Bahrain announced a State of National Security, police...

7 March 2011

Arab World: Bloggers Compete for Arabisk Competition

Arab bloggers are vying for the Best of the Arabic Blogs Awards, Arabisk, which is now in the judging phase of the competition. The top 20 nominations in four categories...

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