Omar Daouk • 27 Aug 2021

Authorities Silence Critics of Lebanon’s Economic Collapse

Amid an increasingly failing economy, worsening political uncertainty, and indefinite lockdowns, people took to social media to express their dismay…

  • Freedom Of Expression
  • Infographic
  • Lebanon
Sawsan Abo Alsondos • 24 Aug 2021

Jordan: Another Excuse for Controlling the Internet

It is estimated that more than 9.4 million people use the Internet in Jordan, according to the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission…

  • arab world
  • Digital Rights
  • Freedom Of Expression
SMEX • 22 Jun 2021

Egypt Sentences Tiktok Bloggers to Years in Prison

As part of a wave of arrests against women content creators in Egypt, the Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Haneen Hossam,…

  • Anti-Cyber and Information Technology Crimes Law
  • Digital Rights
  • Egypt
SMEX • 11 May 2021

Petition to #SavePalestinianVoices: Tech Companies Must Stop Silencing Palestinian Content

We demand Facebook and Twitter to immediately stop censoring Palestinian content, reinstate affected posts and accounts, and provide a clear and public explanation for the reasons why the content was removed.

  • al-Aqsa
  • Facebook
  • Freedom Of Expression
SMEX • 07 May 2021

Sheikh Jarrah: Facebook and Twitter systematically silencing protests, deleting evidence

Facebook and Twitter are systematically silencing users protesting and documenting the evictions of Palestinian families from their homes in the…

  • Content Moderation
  • Content Removal
  • Facebook
Marianne Rahme • 30 Apr 2021

Google Cloud’s Data Center in KSA raises data privacy concerns in the region

In a decision to expand their global network with new cloud regions, Google announced in December 2020 that Google Cloud…

  • Business And Human Rights
  • Censorship
  • Data Centers
Tala Ramadan • 01 Apr 2021

Clubhouse: the popular audio-only app gets banned in MENA?

Launched around the initial lockdown phase in March 2020, Clubhouse has become a space for virtual audio hang-outs and more…

  • Audio
  • Censorship
  • Clubhouse