Afef Abrougui

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Scheduled release of Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El Fattah delayed by 10 days

The #FreeAlaa campaign reassured supporters that the delay is not a cause for concern for now.

Photojournalist Mahmoud ‘Shawkan’ Abu Zeid walks free, after more than five years in prison

Shawkan, who was working for Demotix at the time of his arrest, spent almost four years in pre-trial detention.

How Saudi leaders are using religion to consolidate power and silence critical voices

''Oppression is a comprehensive system, and [in our country] it is enabled by religion.'' 

EU proposal pushes tech companies to tackle ‘terrorist content’ with AI, despite implications for war crimes evidence

AI tools can assess whether a video is violent or graphic. But can they determine the video’s intended purpose?

100 days for Alaa: Family of Egyptian activist counts the days until his release from prison

Alaa has been jailed or investigated under every Egyptian head of state who has served during his lifetime.

Lebanese journalist goes on trial for covering migrant worker abuse allegations

Lebanon's Cybercrimes Bureau also asked him to sign a pledge to not speak about the case again, but he refused.

Meet the women's rights activists behind bars in Saudi Arabia

On International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, human rights organisations continue to call for the release of jailed Saudi women activists.

How will Google plug into China’s all-encompassing internet censorship regime?

How far is Google willing to go to get the Chinese government's blessing?

Algerian TV network director files defamation case against independent journalists

"When we denounce corruption and favouritism, it’s an act of patriotism....we are an actor of stability, seeking to drive the country in the right direction".

Israa Al-Ghomgham, a Saudi woman facing the death penalty for peaceful protest

Al-Ghomgham, and many other Saudis Shiites, took to the streets in 2011 to demand better rights.

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