Category : Middle East and North Africa

Israel: Free expression hangs in the balance

alt informationThe attack on the Supreme Court is just one way in which due process and dissent are coming under fire

The silence after the earthquake in northwestern Syria is deafening

alt informationBahar al-Assad is using the natural disaster that has killed thousands to launder his reputation internationally while ordinary Syrians suffer

Turkey’s devastating earthquake is no excuse to grab rights

alt informationErdogan's state of emergency must not last longer than is absolutely necessary to deliver a humanitarian response to the disaster

Iran protests: “Mahsa” Amini does not exist

alt informationThe name of the woman murdered by Iran’s “morality police” was Jina Amini but Kurds in the country cannot use their real names, says British-Kurdish writer and organiser Elif Sarican

Iran’s erased women remembered

alt informationA new exhibition by Soheila Sokhanvari celebrates Iranian freedom and womanhood

Major new global free expression index sees UK ranking stumble across academic, digital and media freedom

alt informationA major new global ranking index tracking the state of free expression is published today

Join our Twitter storm of protest against Salma al-Shehab’s 34-year sentence

alt informationOn Sunday 15 January, we mark the two-year anniversary of the arrest of the University of Leeds student on her return home to Saudi Arabia

Remember their names: The protesters executed by the Iranian authorities

alt informationFour men have been executed following unjust show trials in Iran. Here's what we know about them

Ramita Navai: No turning back from Iran’s women-led uprising

alt informationThe British-Iranian journalist and author of the award-winning City of Lies speaks about the growing protests in her homeland

A year in freedom of expression

alt informationOur CEO Ruth Anderson reflects on the events of the past 12 months, yet another year of challenges to human rights around the world