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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.
Several journalists have been arrested by Moroccan authorities over their coverage of the unrest in the Rif region.
One month after his execution was confirmed, friends honour Bassel Khartabil through art, song and new opportunities for open technology innovators.
In Tunisia's ‘State of Emergency’, a New Police Protection Law Could Allow More Abuse — With Impunity
Supported by the interior ministry and police unions, the bill is being criticized by human rights groups.
From May 24 to August 6, Egyptian authorities blocked 133 websites, according to the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression.
Imran al-Radwan is serving a seven-year jail sentence for calling for reform in the UAE.
Press freedom in Yemen is facing "eradication".
"I’ve lived all my life dreaming of Freedom, and Bassel taught me to embrace it. I feel overwhelmed when I mention his name."
Instead of working to ensure stronger protections for freedoms, the Iraqi parliament is rather seeking to pass a repressive law.
Sami Ben Gharbia is a significant figure in independent media and digital human rights activism in Tunisia and the Arab region.
Users who do not register could face up to six months in jail and a fine.
The independent magazine was blocked by Oman authorities on World Press Freedom Day, hours after resuming publication.
"I have no choice but to go on hunger strike to restore my stolen freedom".
"As the war intensifies, and the number of armed groups and their influence in Iraq grows, the pressure on Iraqi journalists will increase.”
On 20 March police arrested human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor from his home. Meanwhile, UAE authorities have refused to release Osama al-Najjar, despite him having served out his prison sentence.
UAE authorities took issue with a Facebook post that Tayseer al-Najjar published before he had even moved to the country.
The government suspended guidelines that forbid civil servants from speaking to the press without permission from their superiors.
In 2016, Tunisia introduced a law on access to information, but its implementation by the government remains limited.
Internet outages to prevent exam cheating have now become common in Iraq.
Journalist Tayseer Al-Najjar is on trial in the UAE over 2014 Facebook posts deemed offensive to the Emirati state.
Algerian Blogger Merzoug Touati Could Face 25 Years in Jail for Interviewing an Israeli Official on YouTube
The interview focuses on Algerian government accusations that foreign powers stoked protests against austerity measures in the country. Blogger Merzoug Touati is charged with "exchanging intelligence with a foreign power."