'New' Saudi Arabia ushers in even more repressive climate for journalists

By Justin Shilad/CPJ Middle East and North Africa Research Associate on September 25, 2018 10:04 AM ET


Since becoming crown prince in July 2017, Salman has directed a wide-ranging crackdown on dissidents under the guise of fighting corruption and extremism. Though he touts the need to modernize and open Saudi Arabia, Salman's reform agenda has become an effective way to remove independent voices.
Saudi Arabia was already one of the world's most heavily censored countries.