How cybercrime laws are used to silence dissent in Middle East | Middle East | News and analysis of events in the Arab world | DW

Irina Baranova

The battlefield is gruesome, global and growing — cyberattacks have become a dangerous threat to governments, people and institutions all over the world. In response, around 80% of the world’s countries have implemented cybercrime legislation, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. But in some Arab countries, these […]

Pakistan: New cybercrime law threatens to to stifle social media dissent | Asia | An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW

Irina Baranova

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government recently passed a cybercrime ordinance that prescribes a punishment up to five years in jail for posting “fake news” about government officials, the military and judiciary on social media. Human rights groups have said the Prevention of Electronic Crimes (Amendment) Ordinance 2022 is merely […]