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Does Oman have a free press?

A question for World Press Freedom Day:     Does Oman have a free press?   In Oman there is one official newspaper, the daily Oman, plus a...

Free Press Video

The Omani Centre for Human Rights (OCHROman)

Introduction: The human rights situation in Oman has deteriorated sharply as a result of restrictions on freedom of opinion, expression and association imposed by the...

Human Rights Watch

Issued on January 14, 2018, Oman’s revised penal code increases the punishment for committing slander against the sultan and his authority from...

Amnesty International

Oman 2019 Sporadic protests driven by unemployment broke out on 1 January prompting the government to establish the National Center for Employment. The Center, which...

Reporters Without Borders (RSF)

Independent newspapers forced to close Censorship is ubiquitous in this country of 4 million inhabitants ruled by Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said for the...

The Annual Report 2016

  The human rights situation in Oman, Annual Report 2016     Independent newspaper shut down; online newspaper and magazine suspended Activist tried and imprisoned on a...

Freedom House

Key Developments in 2019 The authorities continued to harass activists and commentators who criticized aspects of Omani policymaking, including through short-term detentions. An annual...