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Attacks on the Press in 2007 - Snapshots: Syria

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date February 2008
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2007 - Snapshots: Syria, February 2008, available at: [accessed 18 October 2017]
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The government issued regulations in July that require Web site administrators to identify individuals posting material on their sites. The effort appeared to be aimed at deterring critical commentary. Communications Minister Amr Salem ordered all of the country's Web administrators to show "the name and e-mail of the writer of any article or comment," Human Rights Watch reported.

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