Stories about Middle East & North Africa from June, 2017
Press freedom in Yemen is facing "eradication".
Activists expose Mexico's multi-million dollar surveillance market, spy tech threatens Chinese jaywalkers and Twitter suspends Venezuelan state supporters.
The centrist administration of President Hassan Rouhani has been publicly criticized by Iran's hardline political factions for refusing to censor some of Telegram’s features.
Blocked websites are known for their criticism of the Palestinian Authority and its president Mahmoud Abbas.
Miriam was a four-year-old the last time she saw her father: "I try to remember you. Your voice, your hugs, but I can’t."
The blocked websites have been critical of the Palestinian Authority and its president Mahmoud Abbas.
Nassar Jaradat criticized a Palestinian official who stated that the Western Wall should “remain under Israeli sovereignty".
After Campaigning on Internet Freedom, Iranian President's ICT Minister Boasts of Internet Censorship
ICT Minister announced that Rouhani had effectively improved methods to control the Internet space as well as shut down a number of platforms.
While the platform remains blocked, multiple "mirror" websites -- sites designed to reproduce the content of Wikipedia, which is constantly being updated -- have sprung up.
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"I’ve lived all my life dreaming of Freedom, and Bassel taught me to embrace it. I feel overwhelmed when I mention his name."