Zeinab Ismail • 20 Mar 2024

Saudi Authorities Monopolize Media and Advertising Discourse “by Law”

Through global forums and media, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been keen on spreading progressive discourse in an effort…

  • Censorship
  • Digital Rights
  • Freedom Of Expression
Zeinab Ismail • 30 Nov 2023

COP28 in Dubai: Participants’ Safety in Jeopardy Given Country’s Record

Last June, it was reported that the UAE’s national oil company read emails to and from the COP28 climate summit…

  • Freedom Of Expression
  • Human rights
  • Pegasus
Ragheb Malli • 02 Oct 2023

Algeria: New Media Law Tightens Restrictions on Online Content

Despite disputes around the new Media Law in Algeria, president Abdelmadjid Tebboune signed the new legislation into effect, and it…

  • Algeria
  • Freedom Of Expression
  • journalism
Yasin Isse • 13 Sep 2023

Ban TikTok and Telegram? Somalia’s heated debate

While Somalia’s recent decision to spare TikTok and Telegram from a ban offers a momentary relief, blocking the platforms remains…

  • Freedom Of Expression
  • TikTok
  • TikTok Ban
SMEX • 07 Aug 2023

UAE: Release all those unjustly imprisoned before COP28

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) should release all those unjustly imprisoned in the country before the start of…

  • Ahmed Mansoor
  • Amina Al-Abdouli
  • COP28
SMEX • 17 Jul 2023

Ruling against Sadek Sets Dangerous Precedent for Freedom of Opinion in Lebanon

Beirut, July 14, 2023—The “Freedom of Opinion and Expression Coalition” in Lebanon strongly condemns judicial decisions aimed at suppressing freedom…

  • Freedom Of Expression
  • Freedom of Expression Coalition
  • Lebanese Judiciary
Abdellatif el-Hamamouchi • 03 Jul 2023

Morocco: A Draft Criminal Law to Penalize Social Media Users

In January 2023, Moroccan Minister of Justice, Abdellatif Wehbe, announced introducing stricter penalties in the new criminal law draft to…

  • Criminal Law
  • Freedom Of Expression
  • Law No. 22.20
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