· April, 2017

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from April, 2017

Jailed Emirati Academic Endures Hunger Strike to Protest Ten-Year Jail Sentence

"I have no choice but to go on hunger strike to restore my stolen freedom".

Censorship Undressed: Iranian State TV Cuts Broadcast Mid-Sentence

In an unusual broadcasting flub this week, Iran's official state media network cut off the live video feed of a reporter in mid-sentence, censoring election coverage.

Iraqi Journalists Face Threats From ISIS, Armed Militias and the State

"As the war intensifies, and the number of armed groups and their influence in Iraq grows, the pressure on Iraqi journalists will increase.”

Two Years After Violent Raid, A Lebanese Town is Still Without Mobile Internet

Since August 2014, residents of the Leabnese northeastern border town of Arsal have been without access to mobile internet.

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