Stories about Middle East & North Africa from September, 2017
Since 2013, the Saudi government has partially or fully blocked chat and call applications including WhatsApp, Skype, Facebook Messenger and FaceTime.
Several journalists have been arrested by Moroccan authorities over their coverage of the unrest in the Rif region.
One month after his execution was confirmed, friends honour Bassel Khartabil through art, song and new opportunities for open technology innovators.
In a Facebook post, Amro criticized the Palestinian Authority's arrest of journalist Ayman Qawasmi .
Azamn newspaper was banned over a report on interference with the independence of the judiciary. One of its journalists remains in prison.
The rhetoric of the Rouhani administration is giving off less hope for online freedoms, and the popular foreign minister's statements about not tweeting for Iranian audiences has increased concerns.