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Kuwait relaxes book censorship laws after banning thousands of titles

A 12-person committee previously met twice a month to approve or blacklist all books published in the country, for offences including immorality or insulting IslamAfter banning almost 5,000 books in the last seven years, Kuwait’s government has relaxed its book censorship laws in a move that has... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-08-25 13:26:49 UTC ]
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Saudi blogger Raif Badawi awarded freedom of speech prize

IPA Freedom to Publish committee chose writer due to his ‘disgraceful ongoing punishment and the extreme risk he ran to express his ideas’Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for publishing a liberal blog, is to be awarded the International... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-04-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Vigil for Saudi blogger

English PEN is holding a weekly vigil outside the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in London in support of activist and blogger Raif Badawi.   Badawi was convicted in May 2014 for insulting Islam and founding a liberal website.  He received a fine of one million riyals (£175,000) and a... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-01-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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