Mapping the Saudi State Chapter 4: Media Censorship

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In Mapping the Saudi State, Chapter 4: Media Censorship, ADHRB studies the complex and mutually-supportive system of government agencies and legal codes that control publicly-circulated content within the kingdom and prevent the development of an independent press. Through an interactive presentation and a comprehensive written report, ADHRB focuses on how four Saudi bureaucracies, led by the Ministry of Culture and Information, and four laws censor different mediums of information sharing, and sanction professional and amateur journalists who overstep governmental red lines.

Chapter 4 ends with a list of recommendations for the Saudi government, the United States, and the international community, arguing for reforms that better align the government’s practices with basic norms of freedom of speech and press.

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