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Now, Who’s Afraid of Online Speech?

In Tunisia and Bahrain, government officials are pushing for laws that would further restrict online freedom of expression in both countries. Sixteen deputies from Nidaa Tounes, the ruling party in Tunisia, and one deputy from another party proposed a bill calling for certain types of online speech to be outlawed. The Tunisian bill, which would […]

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Digital Citizen 3.5

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World. Subscribe here! BAHRAIN The Bahrain Center for Human rights reported that on 9 July 2015, the Bahraini electronic crimes directorate started investigations some Twitter users for alleged insults toward elected members of parliament, and that one […]

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Arab Redditors Catalogue Their Dialects

Arab users of the social news website Reddit, known as Redditors, started the “r/Arabs Dialect Project” to “compile and display the variety of Arabic dialects spoken in the Arab World and beyond.” Nine months later, 14 countries have been represented by 32 participants displaying a wide range of dialects. In fact, the dialects were sometimes […]

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Combatting hate in the electronic sphere

After yesterday’s post on our first social hour, in which I asked whether a blog aggregator with a set of community guidelines might be one way to help stem the flow of hate speech online, I found (via digiactive.org) an effort—an Arab effort—to do just that. In Bahrain, discussions between Mahmood, a blogger, and his […]

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