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Four-year crackdown, three-year silence

Saudi Arabia

Leaders urged to intercede on behalf of Saudi blogger

Badawi could easily be flogged again tomorrow (Friday), while his wife has reported that he is to be retried by Saudi Arabia’s supreme court. A (...)

Published on 26 March 2015 Read


Leading journalist murdered in Sanaa

A former editor of Al-Shoura (a pro-democracy newspaper closed in 2005) and winner of Amnesty International UK’s Special Award for Human Rights (...)

Published on 18 March 2015 Read


Media freedom still under attack in Bahrain

The Bahraini authorities have been targeting photographers, cameramen and other news and information providers since 2011, and they continue to (...)

Published on 11 March 2015 Read


Houthi rebels continue to target media

Houthi Shiite militiamen have stormed most of the satellite TV stations in Sanaa, taking advantage of the war situation of the past few days. On (...)

Published on 11 March 2015 Read

Middle East/North Africa

Timeline of violations against freedom of information in Iraq and Syria

10.03.2015 - Two Iraqi photographers injured in Salahuddin province Journalists with various media survived an Islamic State ambush while (...)

Published on 10 March 2015 Read


Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2015

09.03.2015 - Four website activists freed after three and a half years Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that four lawyers and (...)

Published on 9 March 2015 Read


Sustained crackdown on independent reporting in Morocco

Officials have above all been putting pressure on the press to ensure that “sensitive” subjects are not covered in a free and independent manner. (...)

Published on 5 March 2015 Read

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates: Stop the charade and release activists convicted at the mass UAE 94 trial

On the second anniversary of the start of the mass “UAE 94” trial that imprisoned dozens of government critics and reform activists in the United (...)

Published on 3 March 2015 Read

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