Digital Space

Legalizing Control of Personal Data and Online Discourse in Syria

In Syria, security forces are known to resort to violence when investigating freedom of expression cases in an attempt to create a state of general fear and self-censorship among citizens. Vaguely worded laws—which are used to control public discourse—restrict citizens from freely speaking about social issues. This year, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad issued two laws …

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Lebanon protests: Authorities prey on digital spaces to silence criticism

This article is a crosspost from Global Voices. Editor’s note: This article is part of UPROAR, a Small Media initiative that is urging governments to address digital rights challenges at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).  As new protests erupt in Lebanon, online repression is set to continue. In recent weeks, protests escalated as the country …

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