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Sudan junta shuts down Internet to cover-up horrific human rights violations

9th of January protest in Sudan.(Source: Uzaz Elshami’s twitter account) Following the massacre of peaceful protesters at a sit-in near the Army Headquarters in Khartoum on June 2nd, Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) began restricting internet connectivity throughout the country. By June 4th, the country’s internet connection was completely shutdown. Despite this, protesters called for […]

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WSIS Forum 2013 - Multi-Stakeholder approach to Governance of the Internet (ICANN). Courtesy ITU/Claudio Montesano Casillas

Call for Applications: Researching Internet Policy for Advocacy in MENA

Knowledge about Internet policy and governance in the MENA region isn’t easy to come by. While facts and figures about Internet penetration and social media usage exist, it is exceptionally difficult to find well-documented, rigorous analysis about how legal and technical frameworks are affecting the way people in the region exercise their rights online. Over […]

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A Regional Arab Human Rights Framework: More Elusive than Justice Itself?

  This week we’re resuming our Working Drafts Series on the emerging legal framework for free expression online in the Arab world, which went on hold during November while we were traveling and at the Arab Internet Governance Forum in Beirut. We hope to stay on track from here. This is the fourth installment. Subscribe to get updates and learn about related […]

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Lebanon Blocks Six Porn Sites, Sparks Fears of Further Censorship

This post was originally posted on Global voices Lebanon’s Minister of Telecommunications has ordered Internet service providers to block six pornographic websites, according to a post by blogger Ralph Aoun who shared a leaked copy of the communiqué on his blog on Sept. 1, 2014. There is limited precedent for this type of web filtering […]

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