Stories about Yemen
A decade after uprisings heavily relied on social media to topple dictators across the region, human rights defenders denounce these platforms' discrimination against voices of dissent still fight for freedoms.
The pandemic disrupted FGM prevention measures in the Middle East, where the practice is widely underreported.
When large-scale alcohol poisoning outbreaks occur, they make the news in the Middle East, but where is the political will to tackle this sensitive and controversial issue?
As leaders vie to frame narratives and control public opinion on COVID-19, social media is a battlefield where influencers, trolls, bots, and commenter armies fight for influence and power.
Women activists and journalists experience are particularly targeted online in attempts to intimidate, sow disinformation and discredit their work.
While leaders have stalled on a unified response to ending the violence to deal with the virus, several activist groups in Yemen are pushing forward a ceasefire agenda.
While the internet provides a lifeline in wealthy countries during COVID-19, this is not the case in conflict-stricken countries in the Middle East.
As part of their measures to counter COVID-19, Jordan, Oman, Morocco, the UAE and Yemen, have all banned print newspapers until further notice.
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.
The Saudis supply Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces with money and arms. When the US does arms deals with Saudi Arabia they’re essentially supporting RSF.
"Galileo" is a Yemeni who converted to Christianity three years ago. He's been arrested and tortured, and is now living in fear for his life.
Before the project began, one-fifth of the school's students had been absent. Now they're all back in the classroom.
In the authoritarian kingdom, the crackdown against independent voices has escalated under Mohammed Bin Salman's rule.
"I blame the government for not managing and supervising the water crisis. No one cares about the people."
New research shows that the world's largest telecommunications companies disclose little to no information about their network shutdown policies and practices.
Netizen Report: Five Months After Houthis Arrested Him, Human Rights Blogger Hisham Al-Omeisy Walks Free
The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
Before his detention Hisham Al-Omeisy was outspoken about the ongoing conflict in Yemen.
Authorities in Yemen have a long history of imposing restrictions on freedom of expression and the right to access information.
Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
Hisham Al-Omeisy is a crucial voice on the ongoing war in Yemen, and its humanitarian cost.
Press freedom in Yemen is facing "eradication".