Added on 05/06/2013
Asia , Business/Finance , Censorship , Computer network security , Content-control software , Information society , Internet , Internet censorship , Jordan , Press and Publications Department , Privacy , Technology/Internet
M. LYNX-QUALEY: As of June 2nd a published list of news websites have been formally banned in Jordan. What next?
Added on 05/02/2013
Censorship , Israel , Press Freedom , Reporters Without Borders , Saudi Arabia , Sheldon Adelson , United Arab Emirates
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: Israel has fallen 20 places in the Press Freedom Index. It now ranks below both Qatar and Kuwait. But is its ranking low enough?
Added on 07/12/2012
Abu Dhabi , BBC , Binyamin Netanyahu , Censorship , Dubai , Journalist , Middle East , Palestinian Territories , President , Saudi Arabia , Social Media , UAE , United Arab Emirates , United Kingdom
STEVE ROYSTON: The ‘Red Lines’ exist and any expatriate who’s spent more than a couple of years living in the Gulf knows what they are.
Added on 08/11/2012
Matt J. Duffy
Abdullah , Amman , Censorship , Jordan , Journalist , Media law , Minister of the Interior , Online media , Responsible media , self-censorship
Any Arab country serious about supporting a free and independent press must first revise its laws to give journalists the freedom to report news without fear…
Added on 08/10/2012
Abu Dhabi , Amazon , Beirut , Censorship , Dubai , IPad , Journalism , Lawrence of Arabia , Middle East , The Abu Dhabi Film Festival , UAE , United Arab Emirates
ALEXANDER MC NABB: My recent experience of being, ah, ‘moderated’ is a far cry from my experiences over the past 25 years
Added on 26/09/2012
American University , American University in Cairo , Artist , Cairo , Cairo University , Censorship , Civil society , Culture , Egypt , Sayed Mahmoud , Singer
ASMAA NAGUIB, ARABLIT: Many prominent Egyptian artists met recently to discuss how best to regulate the relationship between the Culture Ministry and themselves.
Added on 17/09/2012
Abdullah , Censorship , communication technology , Internet , internet services , Iraq , Jordan , Jordanian government , Telecommunications
NASEEM TARAWNAH: Once upon a time, the Jordanian government thought censoring the Internet was a bad thing, arguing the best regulators were users themselves.
Added on 31/08/2012
James M. Dorsey
African Champions League , Al Zamalek , Azmy Megahed , Cairo , Cairo club Al Zamalek SC , Censorship , Champion’s League , Confederation of African Football , Democracy , Eduardo P. Archetti , Egypt , Egypt Protests , Egyptian Football Association , Egyptian police , Football , Ghana , Hosni Mubarak , Islamist , London School of Economics , Mohammed Morsi , Mohammed Morsi Government , Port Said , President , School of Oriental and African Studies , Soccer , sports minister , Suez , Suez Canal , Tunis , Tunisia
JAMES M. DORSEY: The Egyptian authorities are moving tentatively to check how radicalised football fans will react to the lifting of a ban on their attendance at matches.
Added on 28/08/2012
Censorship , Freedom of Speech , Internet censorship , Internet freedom , Jordan , Journalism , Online media , Prime Minister , Real Estate , Social Media
NASEEM TARAWNAH: Internet censorship is coming soon to Jordan and coming in a big way. What can any of us do?
Added on 25/06/2012
Censorship , National Human Rights Commission , Oman , Omani Bloggers , Online community , Susan Mubarak
ALEXANDER MCNABB: The rule in this issue is that the freedom of individuals stops when the freedom of other individuals starts. But where is that dividing line?
Added on 29/05/2012
Abdul Aziz Khoja , Censorship , Council of Ministers , Facebook , good journalist , Jeddah , Journalism , Journalist , Law , London , Media organizations , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Gazette , Saudi government , Saudi Journalists Association , The New York Times , The Times , The Washington Post
CROSSROADS ARABIA: How can civil servants judge whether a journalists is being ‘professional’? The simple answer is they can’t
Added on 26/05/2012
Army , Censorship , Lina Ben M’henni , Literature , Ministry of Interior , Print media , Tunisia
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Censorship is developing many tentacles in Tunisia today but writers are refusing to take attacks lying down
Added on 19/05/2012
Beirut , Cairo , Censorship , Chicago , Egypt , Galal Amin , Gamal El-Ghitani , Gulf Cooperative Council , Ibrahim Abdel Meguid , Ibrahim Aslan , Ibrahim Farghali , Khairy Shalaby , Kuwait , Kuwait Times , Libya , Literature , Middle East , Ministry of Information , Tunisia
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Kuwait always features highly in lists of press freedom in the Arab world but it keeps a tight rein on literature
Added on 16/02/2012
Censorship , Facebook , Google+ , India , Journalist , Online media , Saudi Arabia , Twitter
CROSSROADS ARABIA: The case of Hamza Kashghari, the Saudi journalist that expressed doubts about religion, is energizing free-speech advocates
Added on 04/02/2012
Actor , Assad government , Bibi Netanyahu , Censorship , free press , Free speech , Gaza Strip , Haaretz , IDF , Iran , Islamist government , Islamist party , Israel , Israeli Knesset , Israeli police , Jarrah , Maariv , Ma’an , New York , Passover , Prime Minister , Richard Nixon , Shin Bet , Sinai , Singer , Supreme Court , Syria , The Jerusalem Post , The New York Times , Turkey , United States , Uri Blau , West Bank
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: Is Israel a haven for the free press? Hardly. It allows extensive use of gag orders to protect the state, the military, and the wealthy.
Added on 29/01/2012
Censorship , CNN , Dubai School , Egypt , Iraq , Middle East , Saudi Arabia , Social Media , Social networking , The Guardian , Twitter , UAE , United Kingdom , United States
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Twitter’s new censorship policy has turned up a hornet’s nest of ire throughout the social media world. But have they done the right thing?
Added on 15/12/2011
AFP , Army , Censorship , Democracy , Egypt , Egypt Protests , journalist and activist
LUCY EMMERSON: The case of Maikel Nabil, and that of many other writers, highlights the utter lack of respect for freedom of expression that currently exists in Egypt.
Added on 27/11/2011
Matt J. Duffy
Abu Dhabi police , AED , Canada , Censorship , Defamation , Dubai , Dubai Crime , Dubai Laws , Dubai police , Europe , Gulf News , Media , New York , United Arab Emirates , United States
MATT J. DUFFY: Private parties should be allowed to settle differences via civil courts and truth should be set as the ultimate defence against defamation.
Added on 19/11/2011
Censorship , Egypt , Hizballah , Internet censorship , Israel , Libya , Literature , Saddam Hussein , Salman Rushdie , The Star , The Toronto Star , Toronto Star , Tripoli , Tunisia
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Who knows – it could set the template for a wave of such events. Libya’s ‘Book Un-Banning Ceremony’ is worth celebrating.
Added on 05/11/2011
Rob L. Wagner
Anti-blasphemy law , Censorship , Charlie Hebdo , Christianity , Ennahda Party , France , Free speech , hate speech , Hijab , Islam , Islamophobia , Jews , Mainstream media , Media , Muslims , News media , Newspapers , Organization of Islamic Cooperation , Prophet Muhammad , Tunisian elections
ROB L. WAGNER: Charlie Hebdo’s editors abuse the privilege of being journalists. Their behavior strengthens the argument anti blasphemy laws are necessary