Entry #10139: Censorship of LGBT Issues in United Arab Emirates

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RegionUnited Arab Emirates
IssueCensorship of LGBT Issues
StatusState-enforced
Start Datepast
End Datenow
DescriptionIn United Arab Emirates access to many websites discussing LGBTQ+ topics is blocked by ISPs.
Sourceshttps://outrightinternational.org/sites/default/files/NoAccess_abridged_1.pdf


Revision History (2)

Revision by tsusamu

Old Value New Value (Current)
ValueState-enforced
Value Specialambiguous

Revision by beeurd

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueNo censorship
Value Specialambiguous
NoteIn United Arab Emirates, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.In United Arab Emirates access to many websites discussing LGBTQ+ topics is blocked by ISPs.
Sourceshttps://outrightinternational.org/sites/default/files/NoAccess_abridged_1.pdf
Reports (2)
  • Status is not correct "Most websites not blocked by ISPS, Im checking this website right now"
  • Status is not correct "TRA/TRDA, which is the governing federal body overseeing telecom and cyber legislation, explicitly mentions homosexuality as a taboo and banned subject matter under its official English list of restrictions for websites in the UAE. While not further deliberation is made, the fact that homosexuality was listed explicitly may be taken alongside the Muslim law of the country to signify that, yes, in fact there is censorship of homosexuality in at least one scope (the internet)."

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