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Iraqis on Social Media Fight Extremists Online

    Ahmad Mohammed The extremist Islamic State group has worked the Internet to it’s advantage from the very start of its campaign in Iraq. Locals have lagged behind. But now, some say, they are coming together online to fight back. Shortly after the extremist group known as the Islamic State took over the...
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Fighting words: Taking on ISIS in the digital sphere

    It has been four months since the formation of a U.S.-led global coalition to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Hundreds of airstrikes purporting to hit ISIS targets have been carried out since then. Some 60 nations are involved in the coalition and they have all contributed to the fight in different...
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Digital Citizen المواطن الرقمي is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.

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 English and PEN America.  ...
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Is Iraq restricting speech on Facebook?

  Semx Judiciary spokesman in Iraq AbdelSater El Bayrakdar shared in a press release yesterday that libel and insult on Facebook are punishable crimes, and Facebook will be considered as a media platform from now on. The justification for the new policy, according to the statement, is drawn from Article 4 of the Iraqi penal code...
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Iraqi Network for Social Media ( INSM ) Under the dome of Iraqi parliament

  Iraqi Network for Social Media ( INSM ) Participated as one of Members at Iraqi Coalition for Freedom of Expression, along with a group of media and legal NGOs, Sunday the 25th of January 2015, in a hearing session conducted by the Cultural and Media, and the Human Rights Committees of the Iraqi...
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Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.

View this email in your browser (http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=3482b546a722d176f29c11eeb&id=54653a7a00&e=4b6197b935) Jalal Fayrooz and Hussain al-Dehi, leading members of Al Wefaq, in solidarity with Nabeel Rajab. Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World. Sign up (http://globalvoicesonline.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3482b546a722d176f29c11eeb&id=0303e1d967&e=4b6197b935) to receive our updates. Algeria El Shad (http://globalvoicesonline.us7.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=3482b546a722d176f29c11eeb&id=cdb61666c9&e=4b6197b935) ,...
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Bahrain: Human rights defender Mohammed Al-Maskati sentenced to 6 months in prison

  On 31 December 2014, the Lower Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced human rights defender Mohammed Al-Maskati, a digital security expert at Front Line Defenders, to six months in prison. Reports confirm that a 100 BHD bail was paid so that he can remain out of prison until the appeal hearing. The sentence relates...
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Openness: Rights and Responsibilities | INSM at Arab IGF

An Arab IGF 2014 session overview by Hiba Abbas Yousif Eltigani 15 December 2014 Note: This session report is posted here as part of IGMENA’s commitment to share the knowledge gained by participants of the Hivos Fellowship Programme with the broader IGMENA community. Session Title: Openness: Rights and Responsibilities Date: 27 November 2014 Chair:...
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INSM with ” Break the Silence” Campaign for Jailed Human Rights Activists

Break the Silence: Campaign for Jailed Human Rights Activists Today, on Human Rights Day, we remind the world of our many friends who have broken the silence of oppression by expressing their thoughts, asking questions, and thinking critically and constructively about how to solve the problems before them.   We remember today Alaa Abd...
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Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World. This edition looks at governments seeking to crack down on binaural beats, declining freedoms in Bahrain, Tunisia, and Egypt, and the ongoing battle between governments and social media companies. Lebanon Two years after its...
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