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Over 150 NGOs from around the world call for the death sentences of four Yemeni journalists to be overturned.

Exiled journalists from Azerbaijan, Bahrain and Yemen speak to ICORN about the challenges of reporting the truth when governments are using the pandemic to justify surveillance and impose harder restrictions on the press.

According to the Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media – 7amleh – Palestinian digital rights, privacy, and online freedom of expression are being targetted by emergency legislation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Human Rights Watch highlights Lebanon’s LGBT community as they take their struggle for rights to the streets amidst the country’s ongoing anti-government protests.

Despite widespread human rights abuses in Bahrain at the hands of security personnel, few are held accountable. ADHRB highlights the persistent culture of impunity perpetuated by the Bahraini government.

In its annual report on free expression in the region, the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information examines the myriad of violations dissidents face including arrests, violence, and smear campaigns.

April in Middle East and North Africa: A free expression roundup produced by IFEX’s Regional Editor Naseem Tarawnah, based on IFEX member reports and news from the region.

New research from the Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media – 7amleh – examines how YouTube policies and practices are censoring Palestinians’ digital content and violating their digital rights.

In its seventh report on the state of the Internet in the Arab region, the Arab Network for Human Rights Information examines the evolving battle between users and governments for digital rights in the region.

A new study from the Bahrain Center for Human Rights analyses the deteriorating prison conditions in Bahrain between 2011 and 2020, exposing the violated rights of prisoners and the denial of medical care.

From increased surveillance technologies to gender based online violence, a new report from The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media – 7amleh – sheds light on how a rise in digital rights violations against Palestinians is impacting their rights to privacy, assembly, and freedom of expression.

With the need to communicate and access information during the COVID-19 pandemic, rights organizations call on governments in the Gulf region to lift their ban on Voice Over IP platforms that facilitate voice and video internet calls.

While the release of 1,486 Bahraini prisoners is a positive step, this has so far excluded opposition leaders, activists, journalists and human rights defenders – many of whom are older and/or suffer from underlying medical conditions.

March in Middle East and North Africa: A free expression roundup, based on member reports and news from the region.

Reporters Without Borders highlights how the coronavirus crisis is being used by governments in the MENA region as a pretext to tighten their grip on the media and clamp down on information vital to combating the virus’s spread.

The Istanbul Chief Prosecutor Office is seeking aggravated life sentences for 18 men for murder charges, charged two others with “incitement to first degree murder,” and issued Interpol notices for their arrests.