Sunday, April 08, 2007

for those who don't know.. reports that..

Article 29 of the Basic Law declares the rights of all Omanis to free speech, declaring, "Freedom of opinion and expression whether spoken, written, or in other forms, is guaranteed within the limits of the law"; however, restrictions exist in practice. Freedom of the press is restricted, and it is illegal to criticize the sultan in any form. Journalists, therefore, are known to practice self-censorship. Restrictions on freedom of expression and the press are applied equally to both men and women journalists and to activists in Oman.

Maybe there should be a full scale investigation of incidents whereby people's civic rights to freedom of speech in the Sultanate of Oman are violated so that the 'hypocrisy' ends?



- Oman


Sex and Dubai said...

Thanks for that info...we didn't know it. Although it appears that you are a one-man army in your voicing of the hypocrisy!

Can't you get into trouble for this?

Sleepless In Muscat said...

you're quite welcome