Human rights study shows increasing violations of freedom of online expression in Gulf Nations

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A study from Berkeley Law's International Human Rights Law Clinic and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights identified an increase in violations of freedom of online expression and the use of surveillance technology against human rights defenders in Gulf regions.

A study from Berkeley Law’s International Human Rights Law Clinic and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights identified a trend of violation of freedom of open expression and the use of surveillance technology against human rights defenders in Gulf regions and neighboring countries.
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Sustainable hosting: tomorrow must change

Countries, especially those that are poorer or less developed, struggle to come up with the funds necessary to build the new stadiums and transportation networks that organizational bodies such as FIFA and the International Olympic Committee, or IOC, require.
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An Olympic first

Sarah Attar, who is eligible to compete for Saudi Arabia because her father was born there, is one of the first two Saudi Arabian women to ever compete in the Olympics. Judo competitor Wodjan Shaherkhani, born in Mecca, is the other. In the first Olympics since the Arab Spring began two years ago, Brunei, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are all sending women for the first time. A female athlete will represent each of the 204 countries in the Olympics for the first time in the history of the competition.
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