“Dubai: Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) recently classified the UAE as being “under surveillance” in its censorship of the internet, a step ahead of being declared an “Internet enemy” in a list that includes China, Egypt, Iran, North Korea and Saudi Arabia.

Helmi Noman, a researcher with the OpenNet Initiative (ONI), indicated that social filtering in the UAE can be categorised as “pervasive”, while political filtering was found to be “substantial”, following a marked rise in the blocking of sites political in nature since 2007.”

From Gulf News