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Gulf Journalism in Exile: An Independent Press Stands Alone - Muwatin Magazine - Mohammed Alfazari

Gulf Journalism in Exile: An Independent Press Stands Alone April 3rd, 2018
by: Malak Monir To say that Mohammed Alfazari is an unsung hero would be misleading; a reviled hero might be a more apt description. Through his online magazine Muwatin, he is trying to create a voice for critical journalism in his home country, Oman. For his efforts, Alfazari has been arrested and harassed by the police and was forced to flee the country and seek asylum in the United Kingdom after having his passport and other forms of identity confiscated. Even so, Alfazari perseveres in his mission and continues to run the magazine from exile. While there are many who would call Alfazari’s efforts heroic, his fellow countrymen more commonly use another word to describe his endeavors: treason. His Twitter feed is dotted with ad hominem attacks for every time he retweets content produced by Muwatin, calling him ill-bred, saying that he fled the country “like a dog,” and some go so far as to wish divine retribut…

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