Middle East & International

12 more TV stations shut down under emergency rule in Turkey
Turkey’s media watchdog, the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK), has shut down 12 more TV stations, including the pro-Kurdish Hayatın Sesi, TV 10, Van TV, Jiyan TV, Azadi TV and Zarog TV, upon the order of the Prime Ministry. RTÜK said in a statement on Wednesday that the decision to shut down the television stations was taken according to government ...
Nahed Hattar's assassination exposes Jordan's darker side
The day Hattar was assassinated was also the day his trial on charges of "insulting Islam and inciting sectarian strife" was due to begin. Hiba Zayadin for IFEX On 25 September 2016, as writer Nahed Hattar, flanked by friends and family members, made his way up the steps leading to the Jordanian Ministry of Justice, three gunshots pierced his body, fatally wounding ...
Kuwaiti activist detained over tweets "insulting" Emir
The Public Prosecution’ decided On Monday (27 September) to jail tweep Sara Al-Derees for 21 days on a charge of “insulting the Emir” in connection to some comments posted through her “Twitter” account. Yesterday, the Public Prosecution ordered the detention of Sara Al-Derees in order to resume her investigation after she turned herself in when an arrest warrant was issued against ...
Saudi women file petition to end male guardianship system
A petition signed by more than 14,000 Saudi women calling for an end to the country's male guardianship system is being handed to the government. Women must have the consent of a male guardian to travel abroad, and often need permission to work or study. Support for the first large-scale campaign on the issue grew online in response to a trending Twitter ...
Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's 'undivided' capital
Most countries consider Jerusalem's final status to be key issue to be resolved in peace negotiations with Palestinians Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump pledged on Sunday in a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's "undivided" capital if he is elected. Netanyahu met privately with Trump at his residence in Trump Tower a day before the ...
IDF Censor redacts 1 in 5 articles it reviews for publication
The Israeli military censor has redacted, in full or in part, over 17,000 articles since 2011. While fewer articles have been censored in 2015 and 2016, the new IDF Censor is attempting to redact already-published information with alarming frequency. The Israeli Military Censor has outright banned the publication of 1,936 articles and redacted some information from 14,196 articles over the past ...
Azza El-Henawy sent to a disciplinary court for insulting the President
Cairo: 26 September, 2016 Egypt: The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) expressed its grave alarm at the ongoing gag policy and the self-censorship imposed by the Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU) on media workers in the Egyptian TV channels, and the use of administrative penalties and prosecution as a means to control what is being aired on TV; ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Raising Local Voices
In Gaza and across the West Bank, Wattan’s team of citizen journalists is currently challenging mainstream media by focusing on local communities, and raising public awareness of local issues and the need for government responsiveness and accountability. Since September 2015, the Wattan citizen journalism platform enabled local voices to be heard on a range of issues including: poor sanitation; environmental and ...
Survivors Speak Out: Raising Voices of the Affected Population in Gaza
The Crucial Role of Free and Independent Media On 7 July 2014, a humanitarian emergency began in the Gaza Strip, following a severe escalation in hostilities involving intense Israeli aerial and navy bombardment and Palestinian rocket firing. The Israeli army launched a large military operation in the Gaza Strip, codenamed ‘Protective Edge’, with the stated objective of stopping Palestinian rocket firing ...
Survivors Speak Out: Raising Voices of the Affected Population in Gaza
The Crucial Role of Free and Independent Media On 7 July 2014, a humanitarian emergency began in the Gaza Strip, following a severe escalation in hostilities involving intense Israeli aerial and navy bombardment and Palestinian rocket firing. The Israeli army launched a large military operation in the Gaza Strip, codenamed ‘Protective Edge’, with the stated objective of stopping Palestinian rocket firing ...
Survivors Speak Out: Raising Voices of the Affected Population in Gaza
The Crucial Role of Free and Independent Media On 7 July 2014, a humanitarian emergency began in the Gaza Strip, following a severe escalation in hostilities involving intense Israeli aerial and navy bombardment and Palestinian rocket firing. The Israeli army launched a large military operation in the Gaza Strip, codenamed ‘Protective Edge’, with the stated objective of stopping Palestinian rocket firing ...
Survivors Speak Out: Raising Voices of the Affected Population in Gaza
The Crucial Role of Free and Independent Media On 7 July 2014, a humanitarian emergency began in the Gaza Strip, following a severe escalation in hostilities involving intense Israeli aerial and navy bombardment and Palestinian rocket firing. The Israeli army launched a large military operation in the Gaza Strip, codenamed ‘Protective Edge’, with the stated objective of stopping Palestinian rocket firing ...
Survivors Speak Out: Raising Voices of the Affected Population in Gaza
The Crucial Role of Free and Independent Media On 7 July 2014, a humanitarian emergency began in the Gaza Strip, following a severe escalation in hostilities involving intense Israeli aerial and navy bombardment and Palestinian rocket firing. The Israeli army launched a large military operation in the Gaza Strip, codenamed ‘Protective Edge’, with the stated objective of stopping Palestinian rocket firing ...
Survivors Speak Out: Raising Voices of the Affected Population in Gaza
The Crucial Role of Free and Independent Media On 7 July 2014, a humanitarian emergency began in the Gaza Strip, following a severe escalation in hostilities involving intense Israeli aerial and navy bombardment and Palestinian rocket firing. The Israeli army launched a large military operation in the Gaza Strip, codenamed ‘Protective Edge’, with the stated objective of stopping Palestinian rocket firing ...
Survivors Speak Out: Raising Voices of the Affected Population in Gaza
The Crucial Role of Free and Independent Media On 7 July 2014, a humanitarian emergency began in the Gaza Strip, following a severe escalation in hostilities involving intense Israeli aerial and navy bombardment and Palestinian rocket firing. The Israeli army launched a large military operation in the Gaza Strip, codenamed ‘Protective Edge’, with the stated objective of stopping Palestinian rocket firing ...
Survivors Speak Out: Raising Voices of the Affected Population in Gaza
The Crucial Role of Free and Independent Media On 7 July 2014, a humanitarian emergency began in the Gaza Strip, following a severe escalation in hostilities involving intense Israeli aerial and navy bombardment and Palestinian rocket firing. The Israeli army launched a large military operation in the Gaza Strip, codenamed ‘Protective Edge’, with the stated objective of stopping Palestinian rocket firing ...