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Ugandan journalist’s damning account of UAE media censorship

The Emirati English-language newspaper The National fired Ugandan journalist Yasin Kakande for writing an autobiographical novel describing the (...)

Published on 19 June 2014 Read

United Arab Emirates

Netizen arrested

Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Osama Najjar, a netizen and activist held since 17 March, and (...)

Published on 24 March 2014 Read

United Arab Emirates

Concern about judicial bias, lack of due process

Reporters Without Borders has written to Gabriela Knaul, the UN special rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, who is to begin a (...)

Published on 27 January 2014 Read

United Arab Emirates

Two years in prison and 100,000-euro fine for trial tweets

Reporters Without Borders deplores the two-year jail sentence and fine of 500,000 dirhams (100,000 euros) that an Emirati court passed today on (...)

Published on 18 November 2013 Read

United Arab Emirates

Three netizens still held for tweeting about UAE 94 detainees

Reporters Without Borders is very worried about the fate of the news providers still being held in the United Arab Emirates. They include the (...)

Published on 8 September 2013 Read

United Arab Emirates

Egyptian journalist released after being held for a month

Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that Egyptian journalist Anas Fouda, a senior editor with the MBC media group, was released by the (...)

Published on 7 August 2013 Read

United Arab Emirates

Journalist held incommunicado, netizens arrested, censorship

Reporters Without Borders condemns Egyptian journalist Anas Fouda’s detention by the authorities in the United Arab Emirates for the past month. (...)

Published on 2 August 2013 Read

United Arab Emirates

Prison sentence for netizen

Read in Arabic (بالعربية) Reporters Without Borders expresses outrage at the Abu Dhabi appeals court confirmation of the 10-month prison sentence of (...)

Published on 22 May 2013 Read

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