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Digital Citizen 3.5

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World. Subscribe here! BAHRAIN The Bahrain Center for Human rights reported that on 9 July 2015, the Bahraini electronic crimes directorate started investigations some Twitter users for alleged insults toward elected members of parliament, and that one […]

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Arab Redditors Catalogue Their Dialects

Arab users of the social news website Reddit, known as Redditors, started the “r/Arabs Dialect Project” to “compile and display the variety of Arabic dialects spoken in the Arab World and beyond.” Nine months later, 14 countries have been represented by 32 participants displaying a wide range of dialects. In fact, the dialects were sometimes […]

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The Twitter Transparency Report

Released twice a year, the Twitter Transparency Report highlights requests made by a country’s government for account information, content removal, or copyright notice. For the first time, Lebanon made the list. Between the time periods covering the month of July to the month of December 2013, a total of 45 governments have sent requests to […]

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