Stories about Middle East & North Africa from April, 2019
Mansoor was awarded the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders in 2015. He has been jailed multiple times since 2011.
Netizen Report: Saudi Arabian authorities arrest three bloggers and execute 37 prisoners, several of them protesters
Saudi Arabia's assault on free speech continues, Careem might be sharing your number with drivers, and the internet is still shutdown in Chad.
Mansoor is serving ten years in jail after a court convicted him of publishing false information and rumours on social media.
Activists, who have recently been released from prison, only enjoy freedom from 6am to 6pm.
The movement triggered a backlash for independent journalists and people who wanted to document the protests and ensuing crackdown.
Netizen Report: As water levels rise, Iran’s ban on messaging apps is slowing emergency relief for flood victims
Iranians ask for censorship pause in face of fatal floods, Indians suspect Facebook of election meddling and Australia tries to ban violent videos.
"In situations where sharing information is vital, censorship can turn into a deadly phenomenon."