Fear and loathing in MENA: Arrests, prison sentences, and surveillance
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Hanna Nasir, head of the Palestinian Central Election Commission, at a press conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah, 16 January 2021, after president Mahmud Abbas announced dates for the first elections in more than 15 years. AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images

With the announcement of the first general Palestinian elections in 15 years, MADA Center underscores the need to protect press freedom, freedom of expression, and the right to access information throughout the electoral process and beyond.

An inmate peers from behind a wall as a guard walks by in the female section of the infamous Evin prison, north of Tehran, Iran, 13 June 2006, ATTA KENARE/AFP via Getty Images

Facing imprisonment in Iran for his journalism, the Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Turkish authorities to conduct an expedited review of Iranian journalist Mohamed Mosaed’s request for asylum.

A vigil in honour of journalist Jamal Khashoggi two years after his assassination, 22 October 2020, Prachatai/Amnistía Internacional Argentina, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The U.S. intelligence community should confirm or deny the existence of documents that may provide information on its duty to warn “Washington Post” columnist Jamal Khashoggi of threats to his life before his murder, or provide more detailed explanations of their refusal to do so.