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Stories about Oman

1 April 2015

Digital Citizen 2.6

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World. Subscribe here for updates. In the face of regular suspensions...

27 February 2015

Digital Citizen 2.4

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World. Last month, a horrific attack on the Paris offices of...

9 February 2015

Digital Citizen 2.3

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.

1 December 2014

Digital Citizen 2.1

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.

27 March 2013

Oman: Online Activists Freed

On 21 March, the Sultan of Oman issued a pardon for online activists and writers convicted on charges of insulting the ruler, "information technology crimes" and taking part in unauthorized protests. The move, which came as a surprise to most observers, runs counter to increasing attacks against online freedom of expression in the region.

6 February 2012

Oman: Blogger Muawiya Alrawahi Detained

It has been reported on Twitter that outspoken Omani blogger Muawiya Alrawahi, known for his controversial ideas, has been detained because of a blog post and some tweets in which he criticised Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the ruler of Oman.

3 September 2010

Oman: VPN Ban Soon

In the latest episode of internet censorship in Oman, the Telecom Regulation Authority of Oman has announced its plans to completely ban the use of Virtual Private Networks (VPN) and...