Reporters Without Borders calls for end to blocking of news website

first_img United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa The website’s editorial managers said the Emirates’ authorities were censoring the site because of an investigation that was posted at the beginning of July that exposed a prostitution ring involving girls recruited in Armenia.It added, “The censorship of our publication proves once again that the Emirates’ government does not accept freedom of expression and prefers to conceal the truth from its people”. to go further Follow the news on United Arab Emirates Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders has called on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to stop blocking an Armenian-based news website, Hetq.am that has been censored since 8 July, apparently because it posted a report on Armenian women being trafficked into the Emirates.“This website appears to have been blocked because it publishes investigations that displease the government”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“This kind of administrative censorship, outside all judicial control, is utterly unacceptable. We remind you that an online news publication should enjoy the same legal protection as a newspaper, radio or television”, it added.When Internet-users in the Emirates try to get onto the Hetq.am website, they see the following message: “Sorry, the site you are trying to connect to has been blocked because of content which infringes religious, political, cultural and moral values in the United Arab Emirates”. December 5, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders calls for end to blocking of news website April 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa News RSF joins other NGOs in amicus brief in WhatsApp suit against NSO Group News RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance News Organisation News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say June 8, 2021 Find out more December 23, 2020 Find out morelast_img

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