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Stories about Middle East & North Africa
3 August 2016
Preceded by a wave of VOIP blocking in various Arab countries, the new law comes as no surprise for those familiar with digital policy in the region.
21 July 2016
In this edition, we report on #ShutdownZim protests that sparked Zimbabwe to block WhatsApp, the full-on Internet shutdown in Kashmir and ongoing social media censorship in Brazil, Ethiopia and Turkey.
How has one of the most restricted Internet environments, with censors on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, reacted to Pokémon Go?
19 July 2016
Iranian hardliners, typically champions of Internet censorship, are calling on the government to stop blocking Twitter in order to counter Saudi Arabian propaganda against Iran.
12 July 2016
Political prisoners in Iran are routinely singled out for harsh treatment, which often includes denial of medical care.
16 June 2016
"I was paralyzed by the idea of exile. This is the first time I had decided to flee the country without knowing exactly when I would return."
23 May 2016
9 May 2016
4 May 2016
27 April 2016
"By the grace of God, I was released from Evin Prison tonight after serving time. Thank you all for the kindness," Hadi Heidari wrote on Instagram.