Earlier this week Russia’s Parliament passed two new laws designed to crack down on the creation and manipulation of so-called fake news around the country, both online and off.
Iraqi Parliament Proposes Draconian New Cybercrime Laws Designed To Crackdown On Political & Religious Extremism Online
Iraq’s parliament proposes dangerous, vaguely worded, new laws imposing imprisonment on anyone found to have been discussing issues of “independence, peace and political, military security and economic interests” online.
Amnesty International has released a 77 page report summarizing the state of political affairs and human rights around the geographic areas of North Africa and Middle East from 2018 to present.
Jordanian authorities are considering implementing new laws that may accidentally crack down on freedom of expression and the press, imposing stiff new fines and even jail sentences for online violators/critics.