London - UK 21/03/2019



Press freedom in the GCC:  A survey

Some people may wonder why the team at Muwatin care so much about journalistic freedoms. It’s simply because the absence of press freedom, and of liberties generally, weakens society and weakens people’s intellectual, social and cultural capacities so that they become fearful of everything, and their very humanity is compromised.

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Press freedom in Oman: the reality and the challenges

The extent of press freedom in Oman is closely bound up with the question of freedom of expression in the Arab Gulf states generally.  There are three factors involved here, which apply to all of the Gulf States: the systems of government, custom and tradition; and the monopoly on religious interpretations.

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