Andrea López Pastor • 27 Jan 2023

Qatar, a swampy ground to be a journalist, even during the World Cup

The 2022 FIFA World Cup brought Qatar journalists from all over the world, despite limitations to press freedom, such as…

  • FIFA
  • Freedom Of Speech
  • Journalists
SMEX • 29 Aug 2022

Saudi authorities must release women’s rights activist Salma al-Shehab

We, the undersigned NGOs, call on the international community to press Saudi Arabian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release women’s…

  • Digital Rights
  • Freedom Of Speech
  • Human Rights
SMEX • 21 Apr 2022

Egypt’s jailed activist Alaa Abdelfatah brings up second nationality for the first time as patience runs dry

He has British citizenship through his mother, Laila Soueif, a mathematics professor at Cairo University who was born in London while her…

  • Activists
  • Alaa Abdel Fattah
  • Egypt
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
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
Najla Ben Salah • 22 Feb 2021

Freedom of Speech Crisis in the Tunisian “Facebook Republic”

  Tunisian police summoned fashion designer Myriam Bribri on October 8 following her involvement in protests against poverty, inequality and…

  • Demonstrations
  • Digital Rights
  • Facebook