NU-Q Research

Global regulation of parody and satire as policy guidance on the implementation of Qatar’s cyberlaw

Project Description

This project examines the regulation of parody and satire on a global scale and provides a full accounting of how satirical and parodic speech has been regulated worldwide. The methods of the study are legal and historical research, combined with a case study of satirical communication in the Gulf region.

The results help Qatar as it implements its newly promulgated cyberlaw in a way consistent with both its culture and its goals as a world leader. Further, this research also provides Qatar with a range of approaches to the regulation of parody and satirical content and help ensure that educated and informed decisions can be made should such content surface.


Amy Kristin Sanders


Qatar National Research Fund - Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP 17-192-5-056)