– MENA in October: Repressive regimes expand their reach

Our roundup of news, analysis and research on freedom of expression issues in the Middle East and North Africa this October spotlights the first military trial of civilians since 2011 in Bahrain, a growing crackdown on members of the LGBTQI+ community in Egypt, the emergence of a new player restricting Iranian citizens’ access to the internet, and more.


Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) is a network of human rights journalists in Uganda working towards enhancing the promotion, protection and respect of human rights through defending and building the capacities of journalists, to effectively exercise their constitutional rights and fundamental freedoms for collective campaigning through the media.

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