Human rights activists in Morocco warned of an assault on freedom of expression after arrests of journalists and bloggers. Government spokesperson says that there is difference between free speech and committing felonies in response to human rights activists’ warning.
Activists and journalists in Lebanon say that a new decree against fake news is being used to silence legitimate news about the country's worsening economy, fearing that such restrictions will increase if not opposed.
While most graffiti during the golden age of graffiti art in Egypt (2011-13) carried political slogans, the graffiti in the country's post-revolutionary phase, developed a satirical quality and plays a prominent role in political criticism. Graffiti is also making its way indoors into art gallery's throughout Cairo.