Safaa Ayyad • 30 Aug 2023

Arrested Humor: Nour Hajjar’s Case

Lebanon’s crackdown on freedom of opinion and expression shows no signs of abating. From journalists, activists, and even lawyers, the…

  • Freedom of Expression
  • Freedom Of Speech
  • Ghassab Oueidat
Safaa Ayyad • 14 Aug 2023

Ogero Enacts Increases in Fixed Internet Subscription Rates in Lebanon: Exploring Sustainable Solutions

Before the Lebanese government endorsed Ogero’s seven-fold price hikes, journalist Ali Noureddine found himself at the mercy of his local…

  • Alfa
  • Lebanon
  • MoT
Safaa Ayyad • 05 Jun 2023

Summons to Intimidate Activists in Mount Lebanon

“The investigator tried to take the investigation in a different direction. Our phones were taken away and their data was…

  • Cybercrime Bureau
  • Freedom Of Expression
  • Lebanon
Safaa Ayyad • 16 May 2023

Does Blocking ‘Bolt’ in Lebanon Serve the Interests of Drivers or Monopolists?

“My only option is to use Bolt’s motorbike service, both to avoid traffic and for the low ride fare,” Tima,…

  • Bolt
  • Careem
  • Lebanon
Safaa Ayyad • 05 Apr 2023

Lebanon: Summoning Journalists in Beirut and Silencing Voices in Mount Lebanon

Lebanon’s Public Prosecutor Ghassan Oueidat retracted the case against Jean Kassir, the co-founder and managing editor of the news website…

  • Court of Publications
  • Freedom Of Expression
  • Freedom of the press
Safaa Ayyad • 28 Mar 2023

Iraq: New Draft Law Threatens Freedoms and Violates Constitution

The new Iraqi draft law on freedom of expression, assembly, and peaceful demonstration is under scrutiny for possible violations of…

  • Freedom of Expression
  • Freedom of the Press
  • Iraq
Safaa Ayyad • 15 Feb 2023

Iraq’s Controversial “Ballegh” Platform for “Combating Indecent Content”

When Umm Fahd danced in the stadium while watching the 25th Arabian Gulf Cup in the Al-Basra governorate in early 2023,…

  • Ballegh Platform
  • Indecent Content Campaign
  • Iraq
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