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‘Alaan’ taken to court for libel in Kuwait

‘Alaan’ taken to court for libel in Kuwait

27 Dec, '073 Comments

The Kuwait authorities levied charges of libel against Dr. Saad bin Tifla [translate], the publisher of the first online newspaper in the Gulf – Alaan – citing their Press & Publications Law of 2006. Dr Saad, an ex-minister of information in Kuwait, refuted the charges on the basis that the said law does not specify […]

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It’s the UAE’s turn to imprisson online publishers

23 Aug, '077 Comments

Here we go again: UAE online forum administrator sentenced to prison Earlier this month, on August 8th, Mohamed Rashed al-Shohhi, an online forum administrator in the Emirate of Ras Al-Khaimah (UAE) has been sentenced to one year in prison and a fine of nearly US$ 13,600 (Dh50,000) for content deemed defamatory published by anonymous on […]

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It’s over

8 May, '0732 Comments

I’m glad to inform you that the libel case levied against me by the minister of agricultural affairs and municipalities Mansour bin Rajab has officially been dropped this morning and the judge has accepted our joint signed document. As such, I have removed the gag! I’ll blog more about the whole experience at a later […]

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BJA Press Release in regards to the case settlement between Al-Yousif and bin Rajab

6 May, '073 Comments

بيان من جمعية الصحفيين البحرينية الجمعية تعلن ارتياحها للمصالحة بين البلوغر “اليوسف” والوزير “رجب” تعلن جمعية الصحفيين البحرينية عن ارتياحها للمصالحة التي تمت بين البلوغر البحريني محمود اليوسف ووزير البلديات منصور بن رجب والتي أفضت إلى سحب القضية المرفوعة أمام القضاء البحريني ضد البلوغر اليوسف. هذا، وتتقدم الجمعية بالشكر الجزيل إلى المحامية فاطمة الحواج – […]

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The minister recants and withdraws case

20 Apr, '071 Comment

Very quickly after lodging an official complaint with the Public Prosecution, the Minister of Electricity and Water has recanted and withdrawn the libel case against a municipal councillor after mediation efforts by the councilor’s colleagues. استجاب وزير الكهرباء الشيخ عبد الله بن سلمان آل خليفة للجهود المكثفة التي قام بها رئيسا مجلسي بلدي الشمالية والوسطى […]

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