Articles by Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI)
Human rights organizations call on Egypt’s government to end internet censorship and website blocking
The undersigned organizations condemn the Egyptian authorities’ blocking of at least 600 websites since May 2017, and the use of vaguely worded laws to legalize the blocking in contradiction of international treaties.
For his reporting on the Hirak protest movement, journalist Khaled Drareni has been given a three-year sentence in a court ruling condemned by the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information. “I just did my job as an independent journalist,” said Drareni during his trial.
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.
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.
IFEX members call for an end to the arbitrary revival of old cases targeting human rights defenders as a mechanism designed to keep them behind bars.
As the conflict in Yemen between Houthi forces and the Saudi-Emirati coalition continues, rights groups call for an end to the abduction, torture, and trial of Yemeni journalists.
Due to the state’s almost complete control over traditional media, social media platforms have become the main fora for free discussion of ideas and dissent; Facebook users are now the most prosecuted social media users in Egypt.
Not only are these women activists facing prosecution without due process, they’ve also subjected them to severe torture, including by sexual violence and electrocution.