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In-depth: Kashmir's media industry struggles when the Indian government cuts off its advertising - which happens after every critical story, writes Nayeem Rather.

Arab media: Saudi purge promises tighter control

James M. Dorsey

Arab media: Saudi purge promises tighter control

Comment: Saudi Arabia's recent political purge will place extra pressure on the country's media during a time of frenzied discussion over the country's future, writes James M. Dorsey.

My name is Rachel Corrie

Malia Bouattia

My name is Rachel Corrie

Comment: Plays such as 'My name is Rachel Corrie' form an essential part of the Palestinian resistance. They will not be silenced, writes Malia ...

Palestinian professor beats Israeli lobby <em>censorship</em> lawsuit

The New Arab

Palestinian professor beats Israeli lobby censorship lawsuit

The founder of Lawfare Project, which filed the lawsuit against Abdulhadi stressed that “there is no such thing as a Palestinian person”.

The New Arab

Palestinian ambassador rails against TfL for censoring anti-Balfour ads

Advertisements which displayed Palestinian objections to the Balfour declaration ahead of the centenary of the pledge have been banned from London's transport network, activists have said.

The New Arab & agencies

Iran's 'alternative Facebook' shuts down after years of censorship

Iran's 'alternative Facebook' site Cloob has completely shut down its services after struggling with years of censorship.

Malia Bouattia

BDS' fight against worldwide state repression

Comment: The Israel-boycott movement is gaining strength, and attempts to close down events have only inspired activists to carry on the fight, ...

The New Arab

Egypt extends state of emergency by three months

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi extends state of emergency that grants his regime extraordinary powers to monitor, detain suspects and ...

UAE and Israel 'have history of secret arms deals'

The New Arab

UAE and Israel 'have history of secret arms deals'

Israeli businessman Metai Kokhafi was responsible for brokering arms deals with his Emirati counterparts

Marc Owen Jones

Geneva to London: How Bahrain dodges human rights accountability

Comment: Bahrain has established a pseudo-civil society to help it gain credibility on the international stage and avoid accountability for its ...

Social media feeds Middle East's appetite for news

Everette E. Dennis and Robb Wood

Social media feeds Middle East's appetite for news

Analysis: Online apps are trusted by young Arabs, note Everette E Dennis and Robb Wood.

Saudi Arabia to censor Skype,WhatsApp calls after lifting ban

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia to censor Skype,WhatsApp calls after lifting ban

The Saudi government will monitor and censor calls made through online apps such as Skype and WhatsApp after lifting a ban on the services, a ...

Gay-bashing in Jordan - by the government

MJ Movahedi

Gay-bashing in Jordan - by the government

Comment: Jordanian authorities have used the case of queer-inclusive social affairs magazine My.Kali to target Jordan's LGBT community, rather ...

Who killed Naji al-Ali, Palestine's most beloved artist?

Suzan Quitaz

Who killed Naji al-Ali, Palestine's most beloved artist?

Exclusive: British police are renewing their investigation into the assassination of Naji al-Ali, the creator of Handala, 30 years after his ...

Said al-Arabi

No amount of Dubai gadgetry can 'coolwash' police-state Emirates

Blog: No amount of hype about Dubai's cool gadgetry can hide the rotten police state in the Emirates.

The New Arab

Lebanon bans new Annabelle film over 'religiously offensive content'

Authorities in Lebanon ban Warner Bros' film "Annabelle: Creation" from cinema viewing across the country over religious grounds.

The New Arab & agencies

Iran in talks to unblock Twitter, says new minister

Negotiations are underway between Iran's new communications minister and Twitter aimed at unblocking the service, which has been banned for ...

The New Arab

Egypt blocks website of media watchdog Reporters Without Borders

Egypt has blocked access to the website of international media watchdog Reporters without Borders, as part of ongoing censorship ...

Baghdad moves to halt broadcasts of Iraq's 'Daily Show'

The New Arab

Baghdad moves to halt broadcasts of Iraq's 'Daily Show'

Iraqi authorities have moved to halt broadcasts of a widely popular political satire programme in the latest attempt to tighten control over the ...

The New Arab

Cairokee's new album 'expresses the disappointment' of Egypt's youth

After their fifth album was censored upon release, Cairokee released the songs on YouTube and eventual fame, proving that censorship ...

Israel's Al Jazeera <em>censorship</em> an 'attack' on press freedom

The New Arab

Israel's Al Jazeera censorship an 'attack' on press freedom

Amnesty International has called on Israel to cease its 'brazen attack' on free media in the country and occupied Palestinian territories.

Al Jazeera: 'Legal action will be taken against Israel'

The New Arab

Al Jazeera: 'Legal action will be taken against Israel'

Al Jazeera issued a statement on Sunday evening denouncing Israel's pursuit for the shuttering of the pan-Arab broadcaster in the country and ...

Al Jazeera threatens legal action over Israeli <em>censorship</em>

The New Arab

Al Jazeera threatens legal action over Israeli censorship

Al Jazeera says it 'deplores' an Israeli decision to ban the pan-Arab broadcaster from the country.

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