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Saudi Arabia lifts two-year ban on Elaph 11 March 2009
Saudi Arabia recently decided to remove a two-year ban on the London-based Elaph online daily. According to reports, this move is due to a reshuffle in the Saudi government which took place a few days before the decision was made.  More
Press Freedom News
Elaph: the Number Online Newspaper in the Arab World 30 January 2009
Picture, launched in May 2001 by Saudi journalist and businessman Osman el-Omeir, is the most widely read news website in the Arab world not associated with any established print or broadcast medium. In an interview with the APN, Elie Hajj, one of Elaph's senior Lebanon correspondents, noted, "Elaph is not afraid to take risks in putting out its news stories. Because it is based in London, it does not face the same censorship as other media in the Arab world, and is even banned in certain countries in the region, including Saudi Arabia and Syria."  More
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Editors Voice
What Sets a Newspaper Apart? 03 November 2005
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Online Publishing
Internet Censorship in the Gulf Countries, Part II 11 March 2008
How Free are Arab Bloggers? 12 March 2008
Press Freedom
"What is the point if I do not address Arab readers?" 18 July 2008
Readership & Circulation
“What the Al-Jazirah daily has done is a precedent in the history of Saudi journalism” 06 August 2008