Posts Tagged “censorship”

Jordanian hate speech law could further stifle press freedoms

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Jordanian hate speech law could further stifle press freedoms

Jordanian hate speech law could further stifle press freedoms By Ignacio Miguel Delgado Culebras CPJ Middle East and North Africa Correspondent Recently proposed amendments to Jordan’s 2015 cybercrime law, including a vague and broad definition of hate speech, will further stifle press freedom on the pretext of protecting the country’s citizens, and could result in further…

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Controversial Israeli film “Foreign Land” in U.S. in March

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Controversial Israeli film “Foreign Land” in U.S. in March

Controversial Israeli film “Foreign Land” in U.S. in March Israeli officials denounce the film and promote censorship, urging Israelis not to view it, show it or support it, which means everyone should see this documentary [Updated] The film tells how Israeli society slips into extremism from the personal viewpoint of an Arab actor and a…

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Beware of pro-Israel Quora.com

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Beware of pro-Israel Quora.com

Beware of pro-Israel Quora.com The social media “question” site Quora.com recently pushed me to join so I did. I thought it might help with columns I write. You post a question and strangers answer. I posted a question this week that apparently Quora didn’t like. Why haven’t the Arabs done more to protest against President…

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Israel arrests Palestinian journalist in West Bank

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Israel arrests Palestinian journalist in West Bank

Israeli security forces arrest Palestinian journalist in West Bank Israeli security forces should immediately release Palestinian journalist Abdul Rahman Awad, a correspondent in Ramallah for the Hamas-affiliated Palestinian news agency Safa, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Israeli forces yesterday morning arrested Awad at his home in the village of Budrus, 19 miles (31…

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Israel’s ‘Cyber Unit’ illegally censors social media posts

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Israel’s ‘Cyber Unit’ illegally censors social media posts

Israel’s ‘Cyber Unit’ illegally censors social media posts The ‘Cyber Unit’, part of the Israeli State Attorney’s Office, collaborates with social media platforms – including U.S.-based giants Facebook and Twitter – to censor users’ posts, but has no legal authority to do so. Israel’s state attorney’s office is running a “Cyber Unit” which, in collaboration…

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Sudanese journalist fined over column criticizing police

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Sudanese journalist fined over column criticizing police

Sudanese journalist fined over column criticizing police New York, August 22, 2017—Sudanese authorities yesterday fined Suheir Abdelrahim, a columnist for the daily Al-Tayyar, for a column criticizing the police, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the sentence and called on authorities not to contest the journalist’s appeal. At an earlier hearing,…

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