Publications

Report: Internet Filtering in Syria in 2006-2007
PDF Version Note: a newer version of this profile is available at Country Profiles: Syria. Overview In addition to filtering a range of Web content, the Syrian government monitors Internet use closely and has detained citizens “for expressing their opinions or reporting information...
Report: Internet Filtering in Sudan in 2006-2007
PDF Version Note: a newer version of this profile is available at Country Profiles: Sudan. Overview Sudan openly acknowledges filtering content that transgresses public morality and ethics or threatens order. The state's regulatory authority has established a special unit to monitor and implement...
Report: Internet Filtering in Saudi Arabia in 2006-2007
PDF Version Note: a newer version of this profile is available at Country Profiles: Saudi Arabia. Overview Saudi Arabia has filtered the Internet since its introduction into the kingdom less than a decade ago. The filtering regime most extensively covers religious and...
Report: Internet Filtering in Oman in 2006-2007
PDF Version Note: a newer version of this profile is available at Country Profiles: Oman. Background Oman is a monarchy, with Sultan Qaboos bin Said exercising absolute power and the bicameral Majlis Oman (Council of Oman) acting in a mostly advisory position. Although...
Report: Internet Filtering in Morocco in 2006-2007
PDF Version Note: a newer version of this profile is available at Country Profiles: Morocco. Overview Internet access in Morocco is, for the most part, open and unrestricted. ONI testing revealed that Morocco filters only a small number of Web sites, mainly pro-Western...
Report: Internet Filtering in Jordan in 2006-2007
PDF Version Note: a newer version of this profile is available at Country Profiles: Jordan. Overview Access to Internet content in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan remains largely unfettered, with filtering selectively applied to only a small number of sites. However, media laws...
Report: Internet Filtering in Israel in 2006-2007
PDF Version Note: a newer version of this profile is available at Country Profiles: Israel. Overview Israel is among the world’s leading countries in terms of broadband Internet penetration. Although the censorship of information considered vital to national security is a reality, both...
Report: Internet Filtering in Egypt in 2006-2007
PDF Version Note: a newer version of this profile is available at Country Profiles: Egypt. Overview Currently there is no evidence of Internet filtering in Egypt, although a small group of politically sensitive Web sites have been blocked in the past. Online writers...
Report: Internet Filtering in Bahrain in 2006-2007
PDF Version Note: a newer version of this profile is available at Country Profiles: Bahrain. Overview Bahrain is one of the most connected countries in terms of the Internet in the Middle East and maintains a liberal Internet filtering regime relative to the...
Report: Internet Filtering in Algeria in 2006-2007
PDF Version Note: a newer version of this profile is available at Country Profiles: Algeria. Overview Although Internet access in Algeria is not restricted by filtering, the state controls the Internet infrastructure and regulates content by other means. Internet users and Internet service...