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.
Muhal is SMEX’s ongoing, evidence-based campaign to document detentions and arrests related to online freedom of speech in Lebanon.
Egyptian TV presenter’s jail sentence for interviewing a gay man; Bahrainis stripped of citizenship; a Saudi activist’s death sentence lifted, and a Saudi teenager granted asylum; Iraqi photojournalist killed; and Palestinian journalists ‘collateral victims’ in Hamas-Fatah rivalry.
More than 170 organizations from over 60 countries that make up the #KeepitOn Coalition reacted to a reported internet shutdown in Zimbabwe.
Saudi Arabia tortures women activists, Tunisian LGBTQI+ endure ‘anal tests’, Morocco sentences Hirak activists, and Iran cracks down on journalists, teachers and labour activists.
An open letter to Mark Zuckerberg from 88 rights groups is calling for a transparent appeal process for user content that is restricted on Facebook.
Jamal Khashoggi’s murder and aftermath; under-age Bahrainis in prison; LGBTQI+ event cancelled in Lebanon; British academic jailed in the UAE; Shawkan still in Egyptian prison despite end of sentence; and a new report offers damning evidence of widespread abuse by local authorities in Palestine.
The Syrian Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced that it may soon begin blocking voice and video calls on WhatsApp and other Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services.