Media Censorship in Saudi Arabia

Al-Musmak Fort in Riyadh

It is a nation of vast deserts and mountain ranges dotted with sprawling and ever-expanding metropolises, and it has over a quarter of the world's oil reserves. However, Freedom House, a group that advocates human rights and freedom of the press, ranks Saudi Arabia as not free.

In a country with laws against public demonstrations and a highly censored traditional media, people in the country - both journalists and citizens alike - are taking steps toward a freer press. While these steps may be small, they cannot be discredited as every step toward freedom of the press is a step in the right direction.

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