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Tunisia: New prosecutions resurrect shadow of dictatorship [Crosspost]

This article was written by Yosr Jouini and published on Global Voices on December 16, 2021. On July 25, 2021, Tunisian President-elect Kais Said announced the dismissal of the prime minister, a freeze of the elected parliament, and his rule by decree. While Tunisia has been lauded as the only Arab Spring country to succeed …

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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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Surveillance in Lebanon: A crisis of privacy

This article is a crosspost from Global Voices. 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).  If the Arab Spring highlighted one phenomenon about digital upheaval, cyber-activism and democratization, it was this: the wave of uprisings that shook …

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Global Voices’ Hisham Almiraat Faces Trial in Morocco

Feature image via Ellery Biddle Morocco in October 2013 : Hisham Almiraat in his home city of El Jadida. Claudio Guarnieri contributed to this post. Hisham Almiraat, a medical doctor and long-time community leader at Global Voices, will face trial in Morocco this week on charges of “threatening the internal security of the State.” Almiraat …

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