Archive for February, 2013

Sorry for the pause

I’m very sorry everyone for not posting as usual but I’ll be posting a couple of updates in the next few days.

I’ll be sharing the future of ILQ, some stats, and some things that I’ve been thinking about recently. Although I’ve been away from blogging for a bit, those who have been following ILQ in general will have seen that we’ve kicked things into gear in the past while (which meant more work and less blogging!).

All good stuff I hope! Thanks for the continious support 🙂

Freedom of Expression

    Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which the Qatari Government is a signatory of states: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any medias and regardless of any frontiers.

    The Emiri Decision Number 86 of the year 2007 on the establishment of the Doha Free Information Centre marked yet another step towards establishing a State of rights and freedom of speech. The decision stipulated that the Centre be a non-profit organization, headquartered in Doha City, and have the authority to establish other affiliated centres inside and outside Qatar. It is worth mentioning that His Highness the Emir issued a decision in 1998 annulling the ministry of information, giving birth to a new era of freedom of speech where censorship was removed from local media.