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Comment: Social media played an important role in the Arab uprisings, but over the last decade, authoritarian regimes have embraced this technology for their repressive agendas, writes Marc Owen Jones.

Comment: Some said the Arab Spring would never reach Algeria, but as the people cheered on the regional protests, their own revolution was brewing, writes Malia Bouattia.

Is the Arab Spring still relevant a decade later?

Amr Salahi

Is the Arab Spring still relevant a decade later?

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring broke out, the hopes of protesters for democracy and social justice have failed to materialize, but activists have learnt lessons since then.

Saudi pro-government Twitter storm 'bullies' Bloomberg affiliate into censorship

Danya Hajjaji

Saudi pro-government Twitter storm 'bullies' Bloomberg affiliate into censorship

As journalist Jad Ghosn announced he was hired by Bloomberg Asharq, pro-Saudi bots unearthed his tweets criticising Riyadh, exposing ...

Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

Jan-Peter Westad

Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

The New Arab Meets: Iyad el-Baghdadi, who rose to prominence during the Arab Spring as a vocal critic of anti-democratic regimes.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi government linked to threats against ex-FBI agent

A recent report links Saudi Arabia to a cyber campaign targeting a prominent US-based critic who lead investigations into 9/11 attacks carried out primarily by Saudi citizens.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi dissident in exile is a 'target', Canada warns

Omar Abdulaziz, who is in exile in Canada, has been warned that he may be a target of Saudi Arabia.

Yasser Abu Hilala

To protect journalists, move Twitter's UAE office to Tunisia

Comment: To protect Twitter and its users, immediately relocate Twitter's regional office to Tunisia, the only democratic country in the Arab ...

Florence Dixon

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

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

Taking stock of the anti-Qatar blockade three years later

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Taking stock of the anti-Qatar blockade three years later

As the Gulf crisis enters its fourth year, fake news and hostile narratives run rife in the region hindering attempts to salvage the GCC's ...

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi bots spam 'fake news' tweets against Qatar

Saudi spam bots are trying waging a fake news offensive against Qatar.

Palestinians are next on Saudi Arabia's hit list

Muhammad Shehada

Palestinians are next on Saudi Arabia's hit list

Comment: Despite its domestic woes, Saudi Arabia has not let up on its media campaign to manufacture pro-normalisation and anti-Palestinian ...

Iranian network attempted to influence Scottish independence referendum: Facebook

The New Arab & agencies

Iranian network attempted to influence Scottish independence referendum: Facebook

Facebook says it has shut down a network linked to Iran's state broadcaster which dates back to 2011.

Saudi-Turkey media war reflects MBS's growing internal problems

Ali Bakeer

Saudi-Turkey media war reflects MBS's growing internal problems

The recent Saudi media escalation against Turkey coincides with a growing list of internal problems for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Saudi women expose sexual harassers on Twitter

The New Arab

Saudi women expose sexual harassers on Twitter

Women in Saudi Arabia are posting sexual harassment testimonies on Twitter under pseudonyms in 'brave move,' HRW says

The New Arab

Saudi security 'kill' tribal activist resisting eviction for NEOM

Abdul-Rahim al-Howeiti, of the large Howeitat tribe that inhabits southwest Jordan, Sinai and northwestern Saudi Arabia, was allegedly shot dead by Saudi security in Al-Khuraybah

The New Arab & agencies

Twitter removes thousands of fake pro-government Egyptian, Saudi accounts

Twitter announced it deleted 5,350 'inauthentic' Saudi accounts and 2,541 Egyptian accounts that amplified messaging against Qatar, Turkey and ...

Sahar F. Aziz

Accusing Sanders of anti-Semitism amounts to thinly veiled Islamophobia

Comment: Critics are accusing Jewish candidate Bernie Sanders of anti-Semitism, just to keep his progressive politics out of power, writes Sahar ...

The New Arab

Algerian interior minister calls protesters 'traitors and homosexuals'

Algeria Interior Minister Salahedine Dahmoune has called protesters opposed to controversial presidential elections 'traitors, mercenaries, and ...

Algeria youth leader charged with undermining national unity

The New Arab & agencies

Algeria youth leader charged with undermining national unity

The secretary general of a youth movement at the forefront of protests in Algeria has been charged with undermining national unity, his lawyer ...

The New Arab & agencies

Algerians rise up against upcoming presidential poll

Algerians took to the streets to protest against next month's presidential election.

A May '68 for the modern era

Malia Bouattia

A May '68 for the modern era

Comment: The Global South is witnessing an unprecedented wave of protest movements, and a new kind of global solidarity, writes Malia Bouattia.

Three Algerians jailed over newborn hospital deaths

The New Arab & agencies

Three Algerians jailed over newborn hospital deaths

Three hospital managers were sentenced to jail over their 'negligence' that led to the death of eight newborns during a fire at a maternity ward ...

Graffiti and garbage: Algeria protesters trash 'meaningless' presidential election

The New Arab & agencies

Graffiti and garbage: Algeria protesters trash 'meaningless' presidential election

As Algeria’s presidential candidates launch their campaigns, citizens are showing their opposition to the vote by covering election posters with ...

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