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Bahrain: Rights defender’s appeal hearing postponed

Bahrain: Rights defender’s appeal hearing postponed

Index on Censorship award winner Nabeel Rajab had the verdict on his appeal delayed again until April 15. Rajab is appealing his sentence over a tweet.

#IndexAwards2015: Digital activism nominee Syria Tracker

#IndexAwards2015: Digital activism nominee Syria Tracker

Syria Tracker is a crisis mapping platform which collates and exhibits live data on human rights abuses and other welfare issues brought about by the Syrian conflict.

Bahrain: Ruling on Nabeel Rajab appeal set for March 15

Bahrain: Ruling on Nabeel Rajab appeal set for March 15

Index on Censorship award winner Nabeel Rajab was told today to expect a decision in his case on March 15. The travel ban against Rajab is still in place.

Bahrainis are upset with John Legend — here’s why

Bahrainis are upset with John Legend — here’s why

People are taking to social media to express their disappointment at the award-winning singer performing in Bahrain despite the country's poor human rights record

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab summoned by police and fears new arrest

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab summoned by police and fears new arrest

The prominent human rights activist believes he will be handed down a new charge and could be jailed for years

#IndexAwards2015: Arts nominee Mouad “El Haqed” Belghouat

#IndexAwards2015: Arts nominee Mouad “El Haqed” Belghouat

Mouad Belghouat is a Moroccan rapper and human rights activist who releases music under the moniker El Haqed, roughly translated as ‘The Enraged’.

An attack on free expression is an attack on society, says Peter Greste

An attack on free expression is an attack on society, says Peter Greste

The Al Jazeera journalist recently released after 400 days in Egyptian jail speaks about his time in jail, the campaign for his release and fellow journalists still imprisoned in Egypt

#IndexAwards2015: Journalism nominee Safa Al Ahmad

#IndexAwards2015: Journalism nominee Safa Al Ahmad

Safa Al Ahmad is a Saudi journalist and documentary maker who has spent the last three years covertly filming an unreported mass uprising in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province.

Ali Abdulemam: I have not lost my identity. I am Bahraini.

Ali Abdulemam: I have not lost my identity. I am Bahraini.

Stripped of his Bahraini citizenship, Ali Abdulemam responds by saying "I have an identity and I am proud of it".

Bahrain revokes citizenship of 72 critical voices

On 31 January 2015, Bahrain’s Ministry of the Interior revoked the citizenship of 72 individuals, including journalists, bloggers, and political and human rights activists, rendering many of them stateless – its latest attempt to crack down on those critical of the government. “Bahrain is using citizenship, the most basic of

Egypt: “Peter will not rest until his colleagues are freed”

Egypt: “Peter will not rest until his colleagues are freed”

As journalist Peter Greste returns to Australia, his two colleagues Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Egyptian journalist Baher Mohamed languish in an Egyptian prison.

Bahrain: Nine arrested for “misusing social media”

Bahrain: Nine arrested for “misusing social media”

Nine people have been arrested in Bahrain for "misusing social media", a charge which is punishable by a fine or up to two years in prison.

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