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Comment: A year after the 'Palacegate' protests that saw so many incarcerated, Egypt's streets are a grim mix of apathy, fear and resentment towards the regime, writes Sam Hamad.

Arab influencers and content creators should boycott the Next Nas Daily training program offered by the famous Arab-Israeli vlogger, BDS said in a statement.

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 the editorial limits of Middle East-based partnerships with Western media oultets

The Iraq Report: Anti-corruption activists assassinated with impunity

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The Iraq Report: Anti-corruption activists assassinated with impunity

A series of prominent figures, from academics to social media influencers and political activists, are once again being targeted for ...

Female social media <em>influencers</em> targeted by Egyptian authorities: HRW

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Female social media influencers targeted by Egyptian authorities: HRW

Female social media influencers are being arrested in Egypt for trumped up charges as the country reels from #MeToo.

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Amnesty condemns Egypt's 'outrageous' prosecution of TikTok influencers

Amnesty has criticised the 'absurd' charges levelled against 10 Egyptian TikTok influencers, condemning the draconian policing of women's bodies and their right to earn an independent living.

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Impact Lebanon: the group leading the Beirut aid appeal

As the political elite point fingers of blame, aid groups stepped up to help Lebanon during this time. Impact Lebanon is one of them.

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Hollywood actors, renowned writers urge Egypt to free activist

Noam Chomsky, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Arundhati Roy were among the public figures to call for the release of prominent Egyptian activist Sanaa ...

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Egypt grapples with women's freedoms online as #MeToo re-emerges

Rights groups say the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been curtailing freedoms since he took office in 2014.

'Naughty journalist' sparks diplomatic incident between Kuwait and Egypt

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'Naughty journalist' sparks diplomatic incident between Kuwait and Egypt

A YouTube prankster called the "Naughty Journalist" has been condemned by the Kuwaiti embassy in Cairo and the Egyptian Foreign Ministry after ...

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Kuwaiti social media influencers under investigation for 'money laundering'

Fouz Al Fahad, Farah Al Hady and other high-profile personalities have had their assets frozen and are banned from travelling outside Kuwait ...

Cairo hotel gang rape allegations ignite new #MeToo wave

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Cairo hotel gang rape allegations ignite new #MeToo wave

Egypt's National Council for Women on Wednesday condemned retaliatory threats made against women exposing sexual misconduct.

Egyptian TikTok influencer charged with 'spreading debauchery' granted bail

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Egyptian TikTok influencer charged with 'spreading debauchery' granted bail

Manar Samy has been released on bail, suspending her three-year prison sentence for posting dance videos on TikTok, which led her to be charged ...

Egypt female TikTok <em>influencers</em> get 2-year jail terms

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Egypt female TikTok influencers get 2-year jail terms

Five female social media influencers have been sentenced to two years in jail on charges of violating public morals, Egypt authorities ...

How TikTok became Egypt's latest battleground against women

Florence Dixon

How TikTok became Egypt's latest battleground against women

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 ...

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Kuwait investigates five social media influencers for 'money laundering'

Kuwaiti authorities will reportedly issue summons warrants against the influencers after intelligence is gathered.

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Dubai reopens doors to tourists after long shutdown

Dubai has reopened its doors to tourists after months under quarantine.

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Lebanese journalist hits back at misogynistic 'Saudi-linked' smear campaign

Ghada Oueiss has said she was targeted for presenting reports critical of powerful Arab royals.

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Dubai reopens doors to tourists after long coronavirus shutdown

Dubai is opening to international tourists after months under lockdown due to Covid-19.

Egypt arrests alleged serial sexual predator

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Egypt arrests alleged serial sexual predator

Allegations have been widely circulating on social media since Wednesday detailing horrific sexual abuse and related blackmail suffered by women ...

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Egypt calls for investigation into online assault allegations

The women's council in Egypt is calling for an investigation after over a hundred allegations surfaced online accusing an Egyptian man of rape ...

Sisi's crusade against women <em>influencers</em> reveals regime's deepest fears

Sam Hamad

Sisi's crusade against women influencers reveals regime's deepest fears

Comment: The Egyptian regime's crusade against Sama El-Masry and other female influencers is another shameless attempt to police women ...

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

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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.

Johnson & Johnson discontinues Middle East skin lightening products

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Johnson & Johnson discontinues Middle East skin lightening products

Johnson & Johnson will no longer sell skin lightening products that are sold in the Middle East.

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