Stories about Qatar

Digital Citizen 3.6

  9 September 2015

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

Digital Citizen 3.0

  27 May 2015

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

Digital Citizen 2.8

  29 April 2015

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 much more.

Digital Citizen 1.9

  18 September 2014

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

Life Sentence for Qatari Poet for Insulting Amir

  30 November 2012

The poem is said to praise the Arab Spring, drawing comparisons to other countries living in repression and under dictatorship. According to Qatari journalist Abdulla Al Athbah, Al-Deeb's poem was seen as insulting to the Qatari Amir, and called for overthrowing his rule.

Bahrain and Qatar: Disappearing the Internet

  12 February 2009

It would seem that another crackdown on Internet freedoms is occurring in the Middle East. Once thought to be the last bastion of free speech, the Internet has recently been subjected to a spate of blockings; and while censorship is no new thing to the region, the willingness of countries such as Bahrain and Qatar to adopt strict Internet policies akin to those in neighboring Saudi Arabia has created a sense of alarm amongst the online community.