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Turning Laws into Data on Arab Digital Rights

  Have you ever wondered how many anti-cybercrime laws are in force in Arab countries? What about anti-terror laws? Or how many laws govern free expression online in a given country? Or whether your online privacy is protected? Or if some countries are leading the way with access to information or data protection legislation? Until earlier […]

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Lebanese University Hosts Public Discussion of Cybersecurity in Lebanon

On May 12-13, the Lebanese University hosted a two-day conference titled “Cybersecurity and Cyberdefense: Stakes and Perspective,” organized by the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie. The conference offered a chance to gain perspective on how academics, government and authorities, and others view cybersecurity in Lebanon and how they might collaborate to address the issues it raises. These are questions governments […]

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Digital Citizen 3.0

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights in the Arab World. Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World. Subscribe! BAHRAIN On 14 May, an appeals court upheld a six-month jail sentence against prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab over […]

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Joint Statement from Civil Society to Technology Companies for Expanded Transparency Reports

The undersigned organizations:  Arlan, Kazakhstan Bolo Bhi, Pakistan Foundation for Media Alternatives, Philippines Fundacion Karisma, Colombia Social Media Exchange, Lebanon Commend the recent efforts adopted by more than 43 companies to produce transparency reports that document the numbers of content removal and data requests by government and encourage all companies that collect user data to […]

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