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Iraq's Increased Use of Internet Shutdowns a Worrying Trend

     Despite criticism from free expression and digital rights groups, such as IFEX and AccessNow, the Iraqi government appears increasingly reliant on blocking access to the internet as a tactic to deal with social, political, and security concerns. There have been 25 shutdowns since the beginning of 2017, including 15 in the first half …

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Media Freedom Mechanism in the Arab Region Requires Consultation and Independence

      The undersigned Arab group members of IFEX have studied the document issued by the consultative meeting held in November 2015 in Rabat, Morocco, on the regional initiative for the formation of a special mechanism to support media freedom in the Arab region. The initiative, launched in October 2014, concerns what it described …

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