Social media companies are censoring images of war. The Syrian Archive is working to preserve them.
Opinions about media restrictions after bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, massive protests against Hong Kong’s extradition law, defamation and criminal charges for critics of Myanmar’s military, Singapore’s ‘Orwellian’ anti-fake news bill, and Brunei’s controversial Sharia Law takes effect.
Jailed activist Nasser Zefzafi was smeared by Moroccan media.
MENA in March: Iranian lawyer Nasrin Soutoudeh sentenced to 38 years; a campaign against F1 complicity, an index of online incitement against Palestinians, and more.
The news broke on Twitter when his sister, activist Mona Seif, tweeted simply: “Alaa is out.”
International Women’s day was celebrated across the Asia-Pacific region but women’s groups were harassed in Malaysia, Pakistan, and Cambodia. Thai media faced tremendous challenges ahead of the elections, and a new report revealed unabated media killings in Afghanistan.
Osama Al-Najjar was arrested in March 2014 for posting tweets denouncing that his father had been tortured in prison.