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Afef Abrougui

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18 July 2018

‘If it isn’t recorded, it didn’t happen': Israel moves to restrict photo documentation of military activity

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Israeli legislators are pushing two bills that would further restrict speech by activists and journalists critical of its policies in Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory.

11 June 2018

Algerian blogger sentenced to ten years in prison, in another blow to free expression

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Prior to his arrest, Touati covered anti-austerity strikes and job protests, and rights violations committed by Algerian authorities.

23 May 2018

Tunisian journalists say police union attacks are having a chilling effect on press freedom

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Impunity for abuses committed by security forces and police unions "is almost becoming a norm," according to the syndicate of Tunisian journalists.

27 April 2018

Telcos must disclose more data about internet shutdowns, say civil society groups

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New research shows that the world's largest telecommunications companies disclose little to no information about their network shutdown policies and practices.

30 March 2018

Tunisian MPs Propose Legislation Criminalising ‘Cyber Defamation’

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"This bill is the result of a repressive mindset restrictive of freedoms, reflecting a nostalgia for the dictatorship era".

21 February 2018

Tunisian Security Forces Target Journalists Covering Anti-Austerity Protests

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The press in Tunisia is "too free," Tunisian president Essebsi said at a joint press conference with French president Macron on 31 January.

3 January 2018

Caught in Conflict, Internet Users in Yemen Face Blocking, Shutdowns and Slow Speed

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Authorities in Yemen have a long history of imposing restrictions on freedom of expression and the right to access information.

17 November 2017

Jordanian Cartoonist Goes to Trial For Drawing Jesus

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The cartoon commented on the Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, which sold church property to Israeli settler groups to pay off church debt.

2 November 2017

Moroccan Journalists Keep Fighting to Cover the Hirak Movement, Despite State Intimidation

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Journalists reporting on the Hirak protests are facing a myriad of restrictions.

12 October 2017

In Algeria, Two Imprisoned Bloggers Go on Hunger Strike

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Freedom of expression and press freedom are under attack in Algeria.

5 October 2017

A Yemeni Political Analyst Has Been Held By Houthi Rebels Since August, With No Explanation

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Hisham Al-Omeisy is a crucial voice on the ongoing war in Yemen, and its humanitarian cost.

22 September 2017

Saudi Arabia Eases Restrictions on Messaging Apps, But WhatsApp and Viber Are Still Blocked

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Since 2013, the Saudi government has partially or fully blocked chat and call applications including WhatsApp, Skype, Facebook Messenger and FaceTime.

20 September 2017

Sentenced to One Year in Prison for ‘Inciting Protest,’ a Moroccan Journalist Goes on Hunger Strike

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Several journalists have been arrested by Moroccan authorities over their coverage of the unrest in the Rif region.

13 September 2017

Keeping His Story Alive: The Creative Legacy of Bassel Khartabil

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One month after his execution was confirmed, friends honour Bassel Khartabil through art, song and new opportunities for open technology innovators.

17 August 2017

In Tunisia's ‘State of Emergency’, a New Police Protection Law Could Allow More Abuse — With Impunity

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Supported by the interior ministry and police unions, the bill is being criticized by human rights groups.

9 August 2017

Rights Group Website and Columnist's Blog Become Latest Targets of Egypt's Censorship Campaign

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From May 24 to August 6, Egyptian authorities blocked 133 websites, according to the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression.

11 July 2017

Protesting Mistreatment in Prison, Emirati Activist Survives Six Weeks of Hunger Strike

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Imran al-Radwan is serving a seven-year jail sentence for calling for reform in the UAE.

5 June 2017

Artists and Writers Celebrate the Work of Missing Syrian Developer Bassel Safadi

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"I’ve lived all my life dreaming of Freedom, and Bassel taught me to embrace it. I feel overwhelmed when I mention his name."

25 May 2017

Iraqi Parliament Slammed for Bill Restricting Free Speech, Right to Protest

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Instead of working to ensure stronger protections for freedoms, the Iraqi parliament is rather seeking to pass a repressive law.

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