“To us, that is nothing more than a pretext to keep him detained. This seems unnecessarily punitive and adding insult to injury after the 10 years of hell that he has endured” — Rebecca Vincent, Reporters Without Borders
Honest, objective and trust-worthy journalism in the Middle East is suffering a long, agonizing death, thanks not only to crackdowns on the media but also to well-financed propaganda empires.
It is hardly surprising to see Middle Eastern countries at the bottom of the World Press Freedom Index, as the worst violators of freedom of the press. But equally alarming is the complete polarization of public opinion as a result of self-serving media