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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.

The Lebanese journalist is suing Saudi and UAE rulers after her private photos were leaked in an alleged hack to smear campaign.

Syria marks 50 years of Assad family rule

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria marks 50 years of Assad family rule

Like the Castro family in Cuba and North Korea’s Kim dynasty, the Assads have attached their name to their country the way few non-monarchical rulers have done.

Saudi Arabia seeks to tame powerful cyber armies

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi Arabia seeks to tame powerful cyber armies

Saudi Arabia is concerned about the level of hyper-nationalism present online - and the use of royal family images.

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

The New Arab Staff

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.

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.

The New Arab Staff

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Egyptian actress Ragaa Al-Geddawy in a stable condition after receiving a plasma blood treatment for coronavirus and a ...

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 ...

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 ...

Coronavirus misinformation fuels hatred against India’s Muslims

The New Arab & agencies

Coronavirus misinformation fuels hatred against India’s Muslims

A systematic campaign of disinformation blaming Muslims for the spread of coronavirus in India is fuelling hatred and violent attacks.

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.

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

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 ...

Unsung heroes: Syria's female White Helmets in the spotlight

Anna Fleischer

Unsung heroes: Syria's female White Helmets in the spotlight

Comment: The women working for Syria's White Helmets are among the most courageous in the world. It's time they received credit where it's due, ...

The New Arab

Saudi runaway Rahaf Mohammed faces abuse over bikini photo

Rahaf, who lives in Canada, became the target of trolls after she posted a photo on social media wearing a bikini.

Khalil E. Jahshan

Challenges to resolving the GCC crisis

Comment: The trust deficit caused by the blockade won't be restored automatically just because a political decision was reached by the ...

Gaia Caramazza

Lebanon's women journalists being harassed for reporting the truth

In-depth: The well-connected citizens of protest hit Lebanon have been turning to alternative news sources online amid distrust in mainstream ...

The New Arab

US 'launched cyber-strike on Iran' following Aramco attacks: report

Two anonymous US officials said the strike targeted Iranian physical hardware in a bid to curb 'propaganda'.

Algeria: 'They've all got to go,' even the bots!

Malia Bouattia

Algeria: 'They've all got to go,' even the bots!

Comment: The Algerian regime's efforts in cyber warfare and disinformation show how desperate they are, writes Malia Bouattia.

Suzan Quitaz

This Israeli spyware helped Saudi Arabia spy on Khashoggi

Omar Abdul Aziz, a friend of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, filed a lawsuit against Israel's NSO spyware Ltd, claiming it played a major role ...

The propaganda trips helping Assad get away with murder

Sam Hamad

The propaganda trips helping Assad get away with murder

Comment: Spreading Assad and Putin's propaganda, these personalities are shamelessly pushing the narrative of a genocidal Syrian regime, writes ...

Ilhan Omar mocks racist <em>trolls</em> after trip to Ghana

The New Arab

Ilhan Omar mocks racist trolls after trip to Ghana

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar mocks Trump's ‘send her back’ attack by posting a travel picture to Ghana with Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Guardian 'targeted by Saudi hacking unit’ after Khashoggi murder

The New Arab

Guardian 'targeted by Saudi hacking unit’ after Khashoggi murder

British newspaper the Guardian says it was warned earlier this year that a Saudi cybersecurity unit had been ordered to 'hack' its computer ...

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