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
Aksel Eck • 14 Mar 2024

Mapping Tech Companies’ Cloud Expansion in the Gulf and its Human Rights Implications

Since 2018, an increasing number of companies, mainly from the U.S. and China, launched cloud regions and data centers in…

  • alibaba
  • Alphabet
  • Amazon
Sarah Cupler • 26 May 2023

A Brief Overview of AI Use in WANA

Governments and private sectors in West Asia and North Africa are calling to employ AI to strengthen their economies and…

  • AI
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Protection
SMEX • 18 Jan 2023

Update to Press Release on Saudi Government Infiltration of Wikipedia, Sentencing Independent Administrators to Prison

(January 18, 2023 – Washington, DC and Beirut): On January 5, 2023, Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN) and…

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Wikimedia
  • Wikipedia
SMEX • 06 Jan 2023

Saudi Arabia: Government Agents Infiltrate Wikipedia, Sentence Independent Admins to Prison

Internal Wikimedia Investigation Results in Termination of Entire Saudi-Based Team of Administrators (January 5, 2023 – New York and Beirut):…

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Wikimedia
  • Wikipedia
Andrea López Pastor • 05 Dec 2022

Influencers’ License in Saudi Arabia: Regulation or Censorship?

 Influencers in Saudi Arabia are no longer permitted to work online without a license from the government. Every content creator…

  • Influencers
  • License
  • Saudi Arabia
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