Zeinab Ismail • 03 Aug 2023

More Control: Iraq’s Alarming Cybercrime Law

Days after the Jordanian parliament approved a cybercrime law with disastrous implications for free speech, Iraq put forth its own…

  • Cybercrime Law
  • Free speech and expression
  • Human Rights
SMEX • 13 Jul 2022

Alternatives to Internet Shutdowns during Exams

Internet shutdowns do not prevent cheating in exams. They are ineffective and costly. This blogpost explains why this is the…

  • Exams
  • Internet Shutdowns
  • Iraq
Safaa Ayyad • 06 Jul 2022

Iraqi Cybercrime Draft Law: In Suspension 

  • cybercrime law
  • Cybercrime Law
  • Cybercrimes
SMEX • 30 Aug 2021

Enforced disappearances and accompanying impunity continue to prevail in the region

Today, on the occasion of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, we the 33 undersigned local, regional,…

  • Algeria
  • Algeria
  • Egypt
SMEX • 15 Oct 2019

Iraqi lawyer sues the Minister of Telecommunications for Shutting Down the Internet During Protests

On Wednesday, October 9, Iraqi lawyer Mohammed Joumaa filed a lawsuit against the Iraqi minister of telecommunications for disrupting and shutting…

  • #KeepItOn
  • Digital Rights
  • Human Rights
smexadmin • 20 Jul 2018

Iraqi Government Shuts Down the Internet Amidst Protests

Last week, protests broke out in Basra and quickly spread across southern Iraq. On Saturday, the Iraqi government began intermittently shutting…

  • Freedom Of Expression
  • Iraq
  • Iraqi Government
smexadmin • 28 Sep 2017

Iraq's Increased Use of Internet Shutdowns a Worrying Trend

     Despite criticism from free expression and digital rights groups, such as IFEX and AccessNow, the Iraqi government appears…

  • AccessNow
  • Digital Rights
  • Freedom Of Expression
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