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The Latest: Sri Lanka orders social media networks blocked

Mar 7, 2018

An internet company official says the government has ordered popular social media networks blocked across a swathe of central Sri Lanka in an attempt to stop the spread of religious violence

Company official: Sri Lanka orders blocking of social media sites, including Facebook, to stop spread of violence

Mar 7, 2018

Company official: Sri Lanka orders blocking of social media sites, including Facebook, to stop spread of violence

UAE now requires licenses for 'social media influencers'

Mar 6, 2018

The United Arab Emirates says it will now require anyone conducting "commercial activities" through social media to register for a government-issued license

Egyptian rights lawyers face #MeToo misconduct allegations

Mar 2, 2018

Sexual misconduct accusations roil Egypt's activist community, already under unprecedented pressure from authorities

Bahrain sentences prominent activist to 5 years in prison

Feb 21, 2018

Bahrain sentences prominent activist to 5 years in prison over tweets alleging torture, criticizing Saudi war in Yemen

Court in Bahrain sentences prominent activist Nabeel Rajab to 5 years in prison over tweets

Feb 21, 2018

Court in Bahrain sentences prominent activist Nabeel Rajab to 5 years in prison over tweets

Media watchdog: Bahraini journalists targeted in crackdown

Feb 14, 2018

An international media watchdog group says the Arab Gulf state of Bahrain has revoked the citizenship of seven journalists and social media activists since a wave of anti-government protests broke out seven years ago

New Bollywood film tackles taboo of menstrual hygiene

Feb 9, 2018

Bollywood's latest cinematic offering tackles the taboo subject menstrual hygiene in conservative India

Iranian women protest obligatory headscarf

Jan 29, 2018

Social media postings show at least five women in Iran protesting the obligatory Muslim headscarf by taking theirs off and waving them on sticks

'Halal' internet means more control in Iran after unrest

Jan 29, 2018

In Iran, a government push for a so-called 'halal' internet means more control after protests

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