Stories about Oman

A new ‘cyber defence’ system in Oman raises human rights concerns

The Omani Sultanate passed a new decree giving security authorities further control over the internet.

A Year After Newspaper Ban, Independent Media Remain Under Siege in Oman

Azamn newspaper was banned over a report on interference with the independence of the judiciary. One of its journalists remains in prison.

In Oman, Independent Media Suspended Until Further Notice

Albalad is the second independent media to stop publishing of its own accord this year. Another newspaper, Alzamn, was suspended by the government last August.

Digital Citizen 3.9

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.

Digital Citizen 3.8

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.

Digital Citizen 3.6

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.

Digital Citizen 3.4

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.

Digital Citizen 3.2

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.

Digital Citizen 3.1

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.

Digital Citizen 2.8

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights in the Arab World. This volume looks at repression in Kuwait, DDoS attacks in Lebanon, and...

Digital Citizen 2.6

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World. Subscribe here for updates. In the face of regular suspensions...

Digital Citizen 2.4

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World. Last month, a horrific attack on the Paris offices of...

Digital Citizen 2.3

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.

Digital Citizen 2.2

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.

Digital Citizen 2.1

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.

Digital Citizen 2.0

In this edition of Digital Citizen, a review of human rights and technology news in the Arab World, we look at threats to bloggers and online activists across the region.

Oman: Online Activists Freed

On 21 March, the Sultan of Oman issued a pardon for online activists and writers convicted on charges of insulting the ruler, "information technology crimes" and taking part in unauthorized...

Oman: Blogger Muawiya Alrawahi Detained

It has been reported on Twitter that outspoken Omani blogger Muawiya Alrawahi, known for his controversial ideas, has been detained because of a blog post and some tweets in which...

Oman: VPN Ban Soon

In the latest episode of internet censorship in Oman, the Telecom Regulation Authority of Oman has announced its plans to completely ban the use of Virtual Private Networks (VPN) and...

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