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Attacks on the Press: Journalism on the World's Front Lines, 2015 Edition by Committee to Protect Journalists

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11. Treating the Internet as the Enemy in the Middle East

By Courtney C. Radsch

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Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi shout slogans against the military and government during a protest in Cairo on November 28, 2014.

Source: Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

The snow and freezing temperatures that struck Saudi Arabia unexpectedly in December 2013 were newsworthy in a desert kingdom better known for its extreme heat. But the fact that the ensuing power outages at a regional prison left prisoners without power or heat for nearly a week was apparently off-limits to reporters.

Mansour al-Mazhrm, a correspondent ...

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