Dionysia Peppa • 27 Oct 2023

From Sheikh Jarrah to Gaza: Meta continues to systematically censor the Palestinian narrative

On October 13, Meta released a statement outlining a series of measures introduced by the company to moderate harmful content…

  • Content Moderation
  • Meta
  • Palestine
Najm Al-Deen Kassem • 24 Aug 2023

Threats to Ban YouTube and Facebook in Yemen

On July 18, 2023, YouTube terminated around 20 Houthi-affiliated channels for “violating YouTube’s community guidelines.” In response to these restrictions,…

  • Censorship
  • Houthis
  • Social Media
Zeinab Ismail • 25 Jul 2023

Jordan: Draft Cybercrime Law Heralds Alarming Oppression of Freedoms

SMEX, along with the Jordan Open Source Association (JOSA), Access Now, and 19 other organizations, call on the Jordanian government…

  • Cybercrime Law
  • Free speech and expression
  • Internet Accessibility
SMEX • 20 Mar 2023

Open letter to the Iraqi Communications and Media Commission: Drop the draft regulation of digital content and protect freedom of expression online

March 16, 2023 To the Communications and Media Commission of Iraq (CMC) Baghdad, Iraq   Subject: Regarding the Draft Regulation…

  • Balgh
  • Communications and Media Commission of Iraq
  • Freedom Of Expression
SMEX • 03 Mar 2023

Joint Statement: Iraqi authorities must cease their chilling crackdown on free speech

We, the undersigned organizations, express our deepest concern regarding the Iraqi authorities’ recent campaign to crack down on “indecent content”…

  • Balgh
  • Freedom Of Expression
  • Freedom Of Speech
Safaa Ayyad • 15 Feb 2023

Iraq’s Controversial “Ballegh” Platform for “Combating Indecent Content”

When Umm Fahd danced in the stadium while watching the 25th Arabian Gulf Cup in the Al-Basra governorate in early 2023,…

  • Ballegh Platform
  • Indecent Content Campaign
  • Iraq
Najla Ben Salah • 19 Jan 2023

Tunisia: Presidential State of Emergency to Suppress Speech on Social Media

On Wednesday, January 10, attorney Assia Haj Salem joined a large group of attorneys, politicians, and activists who gathered in…

  • Decree 54
  • free speech
  • Freedom Of Expression