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UAE Media, Censorship and Propaganda discussed after disappearance of Sheikha Latifa & international incident

UAE Media, Censorship and Propaganda discussed after disappearance of Sheikha Latifa & international incident

Press Releases   •   Mar 21, 2018 13:52 GMT

UAE censorship and freedom of speech discussed, as no UAE news providers have reported on the disappearance of the daughter of the ruler and what is a major international incident.

American citizen facing 7 years in Dubai jail for using the word “bitch” on Instagram.

American citizen facing 7 years in Dubai jail for using the word “bitch” on Instagram.

Press Releases   •   Jan 30, 2018 15:45 GMT

Fitness professional Jordan Branford, 44, from Eugene, Oregon in the USA used the word “bitch” on Instagram, and is now facing 7 years in a harsh, notoriously violent desert jail. In the Middle Eastern state of Dubai, “bitch” can be interpreted as an offensive word, even when not directed at a specific person; and in the UAE is subject to criminal sanctions.

Visitors to Dubai at “great risk” of being jailed under “cybercrime laws” that affect whatsapp, facebook, twitter.