Feb 26 2013 ∞
“ Defense lawyer Mohammed al-Jishi said the two policeman fired shotgun blasts at the protester, but charges were dropped because the court decided there was no intention to use lethal force
“ Amira al-Hussaini, Global Voice’s regional director for the Middle East and North Africa, is not just an excellent blogger — she also harnesses the regional online community to help aggregate some of the best content produced by Middle East writers. If you’ve only got time each day to read one MENA feed, Hussaini’s is a good place to start.
Aug 25 2012 ∞
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Aug 08 2012 ∞
“ In recent weeks, trials have begun for dozens of writers, activists and bloggers arrested in late May and early June 2012. Most have been charged in connection with exercising their right to freedom of expression and assembly, through public protests, publishing or other means.
“ A spokesman from Gamma Group, the company producing the trojan allegedly involved with these attacks, promptly responded to the press stating that FinFisher was never sold to Bahrain and that a copy might have been stolen and re-engineered for some unauthorized use. We’re not able to confirm or deny this at the moment.
Jun 23 2012 ∞
“ Authorities arrested Salma el-Wardany, an Egyptian business reporter for Bloomberg and co-founder of the Egyptian daily news website Aharm Online, and Maha el-Senuss, a Sudanese blogger and contributor to citizen media website Global Voices Online, on Thursday morning as they covered a protest in front of Khartoum University, according to news reports. The journalists were taken to the office of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS), the reports said.