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Roundtable discussion on "Media Freedom in Palestine," Palestine Liberation Organization headquarters, Ramallah, June 13, 2017 (MADA).

Limiting Palestinian Free Speech Online is no Solution to Cybercrime

Palestinian human rights and civil society organizations have called for a freeze on the recently publicized cybercrime law that was approved by Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas on June 24, 2017. In a press statement released by the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA), the new law was criticized for its potential […]

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Image courtesy FB Censors Palestine, a Facebook Page that protests the Israel-Facebook agreement. https://www.facebook.com/FaceBCensorsPalestine

Civil Society Statement: Voluntary Agreements between Israel and Social Media Companies Threaten Free Expression

  In early September, the Israeli government announced an agreement with Facebook “to work together to determine how to tackle incitement on the social media network.” The announcement came about 10 days before Facebook disabled the accounts of editors at two of Palestine’s most widely read online publications, prompting widespread online protest. Users had flagged […]

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Digital Citizen 2.3

 Digital Citizen has been re-published from Global Voices. Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World. This volume takes a look at harsh penalties for critical speech on social media in Mauritania, Tunisia and Bahrain, as well as new research on surveillance from Al Akhbar […]

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Arab Social Media Activists Meet in Amman

Seventeen Arab activists, including myself and Alaa Sayegh representing SMEX, met in the ever-charming city of Amman for a weekend of presentations, conversations, and workshops hosted by 7iber, a Jordanian citizen media collective, and supported by 7amleh, a Palestinian citizen media collective, and the American Friends Service Committee. The conference—tweets were aggregated with the hashtag […]

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