Female and male Journalists in Iran continue to be subjected to a relentless crackdown and defamation by the regime in flagrant violation of its commitment to respect the right to freedom of expression, according to the Women Journalists Without Chains (WJWC).
The UAE seemingly uses terms like tolerance and happiness as a cover to hide major violations of freedom of opinion and expression, as it is still holding scores of detainees even after the completion of their sentences for reasons related to their natural right to freedom of opinion and expression.
The branch head of the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate in Aden, Mahmoud Thabet, is subjected to a campaign of incitement and defamation with the aim of undermining his life and exposing him to serious threat after news websites and social media pages have recently shared accusations of his alleged communication with external parties, loyalty to the Houthi militia and work for parties harming the interests of journalists.
Iraqi journalists and activists exercising their right to freedom of expression suffer a number of violations and abuses in different parts of the country, Iraqi journalists and media workers are subject to varied violations, including abductions, enforced disappearances and physical assaults, in addition to preventing arbitrarily from covering activities or events taking place in some provinces, as in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.
The state of freedom of expression in Iran continues to worsen, especially under the recent campaign of arrests in which at least 36 journalists – both male and female — have been detained in the three weeks since demonstrations broke out over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, according to the Iranian Journalists Syndicate.