Eman al-Nafjan on the blocking of Viber:
In the long term it doesn’t really matter how many applications are blocked or what reason they’re blocked for. Early on, Saudi persistence and desperation has broken down all blocks.
Censorship does not work anymore. If people wanted access to something, they will find a way to get there.
Eman Al Nafjan writes about Lama, the five-year-old girl who was tortured to death by her preacher father:
It’s a horror story on all levels. Yet the horror did not end with Lama’s death last November, as the court has initially decided that the four months that the father/murderer spent in prison is enough time and that all he has to do is pay blood money. Four months and a few thousand riyals is the cost of Lama’s innocence and life.