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The unnamed Palestinian man in Jerusalem has been detained by Israeli forces for 'inciting violence and terrorism' on social media.

A group of exiled opposition figures are organising small-scale, anonymous protests in Saudi Arabia, with videos emerging of citizens mocking the new crown prince, reports Robert Cusack.

Saudi Arabia overturns Skype ban amid social media clampdown

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Saudi Arabia overturns Skype ban amid social media clampdown

Potential economic gains soften Saudi authorities' stance on voice calling apps, while a broader clampdown on free social media use continues.

Saudi Arabia to censor Skype,WhatsApp calls after lifting ban

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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 ...

Hamas bows to pressure and pardons cancer stricken journalist

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Hamas bows to pressure and pardons cancer stricken journalist

Abu Samra's was in Jordan for medical treatment for cancer, when she was charged in absentia by Hamas. Today, the Gaza-based movement bowed to ...

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Saudis urged to report 'subversive social media activity'

Saudis have been urged to report social media users who share messages deemed to "endanger national unity" or "harm the state's reputation" as the kingdom continues its crackdown on dissent.

Ylenia Gostoli

Issa Amro and Palestine's struggle for freedom of speech

In-depth: The human rights activist was arrested under new laws that prevent criticism of the Palestinian Authority, the latest attempt to ...

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Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi 'banned from writing in Al-Hayat'

Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi has been banned from writing in Al-Hayat newspaper, owned by prominent prince Khalid bin Sultan, after ...

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Israel bars Al Jazeera from seminar on free speech

Israel's Government Press Office has reportedly banned Al Jazeera's Jerusalem bureau chief from attending a seminar on freedom ...

Hamas and Fatah violating Palestinian <em>freedom</em> of expression: Amnesty

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Hamas and Fatah violating Palestinian freedom of expression: Amnesty

Amnesty International has criticised both the Fatah dominated Palestinian Authority and the Gaza based Hamas for their crackdown on dissent.

Alaa Bayoumi

Tyranny grants populism new life in Egypt

Comment: Sisi and pro-regime media used populism to incite the masses against pro-democracy and revolutionary voices, but it can only get him so ...

Behind the glossy veneer: Human rights abuses in UAE

Joe Odell

Behind the glossy veneer: Human rights abuses in UAE

Comment: When Khaled got his dream job in UAE, he wasn't expecting torture and arbitrary detention. UAE must be held to account over its human ...

Nine more journalists arrested in Turkey 'over Gulen links'

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Nine more journalists arrested in Turkey 'over Gulen links'

Turkey places nine more journalists under arrest on suspicion of links to Gulen, the alleged mastermind of the failed 2016 coup, in the latest ...

Palestine's new electronic crime law 'suppresses <em>freedom</em> of expression'

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Palestine's new electronic crime law 'suppresses freedom of expression'

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been criticised by rights groups for introducing an electronic crime law which punishes anyone seen to ...

Al Jazeera journalist barred from reporting in Israel

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Al Jazeera journalist barred from reporting in Israel

Israel has revoked the press credentials of an Al Jazeera journalist, accusing Elias Karram of bias.

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Germany releases Egypt opposition journalist after brief detention

An Egyptian opposition journalist has been released by German authorities after they briefly detained him based on an Interpol arrest warrant issued by the Egyptian regime.

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Detained Egyptian journalist's health seriously deteriorating, says HRW

Human Rights Watch have urged Egypt to provide adequate medical care for an imprisoned journalist, whose chronic eye and prostate conditions are ...

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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 ...

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Abbas threatens press freedom with blanket ban on criticism

Human rights defenders say the new edict is too general and threatens social media users with prison.

Turkey seeks arrest of media workers over Gulen links

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Turkey seeks arrest of media workers over Gulen links

The suspects were accused of using a messaging app allegedly used by Gulen to mobilise followers in Turkey and of belonging to a "terror" group.

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PA condemned after arresting Palestinian journalists

PA security forces carried out raids across the West Bank and broke into the houses of a number of journalists throughout the night.

Omani editor spends one year in jail following article

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Omani editor spends one year in jail following article

An Omani editor has been in jail for one year, after articles were published criticising the country's judiciary.

More than $90,000 raised after Minnesota mosque 'terror' bombing

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More than $90,000 raised after Minnesota mosque 'terror' bombing

The director of a US mosque that was targeted with a bomb during morning prayers early on Saturday has applauded the local community for their ...

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

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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.

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