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United Arab Emirates - Authorities crack down on social networks and activist bloggers

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrests and trials of netizens in the United Arab Emirates. The authorities continue to monitor online social networks closely, as Col. Abdul Rahim bin Shafi, the head of the interior ministry's organized crime department in Dubai, said they were doing last year. Events in recent weeks bear this out. “The Emirati authorities are cracking down harder on bloggers and netizens who criticize the regime,” Reporters Without Borders said. “March has seen a wave (...)

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