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Algeria Reconsiders Blocking Social Media to Prevent Cheating on Exams

The Internet was accessible again in Algeria at 3 p.m. last Sunday, ending government blocking of social media that started on Saturday at around 8 p.m. local time. The blocking, which the government intended to maintain until June 23, aimed to prevent cheating on the International Baccalaureate exams, according to officials. No explanation was given […]

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Digital Citizen 4.0

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights in the Arab World.Subscribe here! As a diverse group of writers, researchers, technologists, and advocates, we have been closely following the discussions around refugees and technology. While not always an issue of digital rights, these discussions are nevertheless about rights. Although […]

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Launching a New Online Advocacy Course in Sudan

With the help of online advocacy experts, and within a peer-to-peer learning environment, this online e-course will focus on building the capacity of Sudanese netizens and organizations on the use of social media in advocacy. Participants will acquire social media and advocacy skills in order to lobby and advocate for social issues in need of […]

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Taakad: New Campaign To Verify Online Content in Lebanon

  Social media usage has increased tremendously. In Lebanon 70 percent of netizens are now online, creating content with every comment, post, and upload. With this increase has come a new kind of economy for media and journalism in which any person has the ability to access the Internet, produce and share stories, impact and change ideas. These acts of […]

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