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Florence is a Middle-East focused journalist and staff writer at The New Arab.

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ACRPS' Arab Opinion Index reveals huge opposition to normalisation

06 October, 2020

Just 13% of Sudanese people and 6% of Saudis are in favour of recognising Israel, a wide-ranging survey of Arab political attitudes has revealed, despite their regimes verging on normalisation.

How TikTok became Egypt's latest battleground against women

24 July, 2020

A crackdown on Egypt's 'TikTok girls' highlights who really matters in the eyes of the law. But it also shows their power, or at least, their potential.

Suspected Egyptian spy in Berlin signals widespread anti-dissident campaign

10 July, 2020

The revelation that a former employee in Merkel's press office is under investigation for spying for Egypt hints at a wider campaign by the Sisi regime to track critics abroad

Denmark's dangerous plan to deport Syrians to Assad-controlled Damascus

30 June, 2020

Denmark's decision to fast-track deportations of Syrians on the basis Damascus is 'safe' has been scorned by experts who deem no part of Syria safe for returnees.

Palestinian journalist faces four criminal charges over Facebook post

25 June, 2020

Sami al-Sai, who was detained over a video about watermelons, has been subject to years-long 'systemic' harassment and torture by the Palestinian Authority and Israel, says Human Rights Watch.

Egypt condemned after detention of medics criticising coronavirus response

18 June, 2020

Egypt must stop its campaign of arrests and intimidation against health workers who express alarm over its response to Covid-19, which has killed at least 68 medics, Amnesty has said.

Al Jazeera journalists targeted in misogynistic 'Saudi-linked' smear campaign

11 June, 2020

Two women journalists have been the targets of an online harassment campaign led by pro-Saudi government Twitter accounts.

Leading Bahrain rights activist Nabeel Rajab released from prison

09 June, 2020

Nabeel Rajab, who was imprisoned for a tweet he sent, has been allowed to serve the remainder of his sentence outside of prison.

Disappearance of suspected Saudi spy mastermind Al-Asaker arouses suspicion

09 June, 2020

Saudi dissidents are speculating about the fate of MbS aide Badr al-Asaker, who fell from grace last year following reports he masterminded a spying operation from inside Twitter tracking critics.

UK report 'censored out' racism role in coronavirus epidemic

04 June, 2020

Community organisations who contributed to the UK government’s report on Covid-19 disparities for BAME populations have condemned the removal of a section on the effects of racism and discrimination.

Egypt's Sisi mocked for prioritising new capital over coronavirus

04 June, 2020

Egyptians have taken to Twitter to mock the president's lavish spending plans for a new administrative capital city, while the regime's response to the Covid-19 crisis remains 'shaky'.

Palestinian prisoners to wage hunger strike after phonecalls stopped

04 June, 2020

A number of Palestinian detainees are set to launch a hunger strike, saying they have been deprived of any contact with their families since the coronavirus outbreak.

Florence Dixon
Florence Dixon

Florence is a Middle-East focused journalist and staff writer at The New Arab.

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