Saudi Arabia / 2012

Three Saudis arrested for covering protests

March 16, 2012 3:14 PM ET

New York, March 16, 2012--Three Saudi Web managers whose sites cover political unrest in the country's highly restricted Eastern Province should be released from detention immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ...

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Attacks on the Press in 2011: Regulating the Internet

February 21, 2012 11:36 PM ET

Legislation for Internet security can quickly turn into a weapon against the free press. Cybercrime laws are intended to extend existing penal codes to the online world, but they can easily be broadened to criminalize standard journalistic practices. By Danny O'Brien...

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Attacks on the Press in 2011: Saudi Arabia

February 21, 2012 12:08 AM ET

Saudi authorities maintained a suffocating atmosphere of censorship as they further tightened the country's highly restrictive media law. In May, a royal decree amended five articles of the law, barring the publication of any material that contravened Sharia law, impinged on state interests, promoted foreign interests, harmed public order or...

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Saudi columnist deported from Malaysia

February 13, 2012 4:52 PM ET

New York, February 13, 2012--Saudi columnist Hamza Kashgari, whose Twitter postings about the Prophet Mohammed have drawn death threats and government reprisals, was deported from Malaysia back to his home country on Sunday, according to news reports. ...

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Saudi Arabian columnist under threat for Twitter posts

February 9, 2012 6:15 PM ET

New York, February 9, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns death threats and a publishing ban against columnist Hamza Kashgari for comments he posted on Twitter addressing the prophet Mohammed....

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