Tunisia’s threatened media, cybercrimes in Jordan, and Egypt’s prisons get a new name

The Vice President (R) of the National Syndicate of Tunisian Journalists (SNJT) and the brother of the detained journalist Khalifa Guesmi hold placards during a protest by journalists and civil society activists to demand Guesmi’s release, Tunis, Tunisia, 25 March 2022, Jdidi Wassim/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Escalating threats to media freedoms in Tunisia

Jordan: From pre-crimes to cybercrimes

“This wave of arrests and charges against journalists in the space of a month is very worrying,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Middle East desk. “The Jordanian authorities must not tolerate misuse of defamation or cybercrime laws that could result in police abuses.”

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“We have no civic space. No independent media. No political society. We don’t even have a physical, private space to work. We can’t organize events or host other women. Not even small gatherings are allowed because even those need to have the government’s permission. The only protests that take place are illegal protests because all protests are illegal now.” — Nedal Al Salman

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IFEX is a global network of organisations that defend and promote the right to freedom of expression and information. Email: info@ifex.org