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the caliph, the fat sheikh and their goats: the keyboard warriors taking social media back from iraq’s extremists

The extremist Islamic State group has been very effective on social media, terrifying their enemies and boosting their own prestige. Now a new group of keyboard warriors are fighting back. They come via the Twitter website and they’re well armed with jokes about goats and donkeys and some funny names. But their ambitions are...
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Statement at Arab IGF Final Session

  We are a group of civil society organizations, activists, academics and human rights advocates who work towards the realization of an open, accessible and safe Internet and are deeply concerned about the future role of the Internet in economic and social development and the spread of human rights violations on the Internet in...
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Saudi Arabia: Blogger and human rights defender Mikhlif Al-Shammari sentenced to two years in prison and 200 lashes

  On 3 November 2014, the Specialised Criminal Court in Al-Khobar city sentenced blogger and human rights defender Mikhlif Al-Shammari to two years in prison in addition to 200 lashes. The General Prosecutor reportedly did not attend the hearing and the judge who presided over the hearing, Khalid Al-Ghamdi, acted on his behalf. The...
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Digital Citizen | review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.

Good news: Digital Citizen will soon become a more concise, biweekly newsletter. This is our last monthly edition. Digital Citizen is a monthly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World. Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El Fattah was released from prison on bail in September. In June,...
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Iraq | New Tactic Have been implemented to organized the housing in Baghdad

the Government implementation #QR_Code technology to determine the houses on #Google map through plates Placed on every home? What do you think of this? ( Views | 646 | عدد المشاهدات ) Email this page...
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Freedom of expression on Internet is in danger in Iraq

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Basra, the temporary Isolate of a group of students from their collage because one of these student share post on facebook, and others comment on it to Showing their opposition to the administrative and ministerial orders, and if they do it again, the Punishment will be...
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Online Security In The Middle East: Iraq’s Activists Bypass Govt. Blocks

  After the Iraqi government blocked access to some websites on the Internet recently, Iraq’s online activists are fighting back. One Canadian company making a portal to bypass blockages securely says that their Iraqi users have increased so dramatically over the past few months that they’re having trouble keeping up.   After Sunni Muslim...
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Bahrain: Women’s rights defender Ghada Jamsheer arrested for tweets

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) express concern over the arrest of women’s rights defender Ghada Jamsheer in Bahrain. On 15 September 2014, Jamsheer was arrested and a detention order of seven days was issued against her on charges of defamation on twitter. This comes...
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What’s up Baghdad? from Baghdad with Love

This is not a film about bombs. in the end of article , you can watch the movie This film is The Team of project story as well. the team behind the documentary, are also growing up and living in the same era as Mariam and Ahmed. They too see the world as an...
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Qatar: New Cyber Crime Law poses real threat to Freedom of Expression

On 15 September 2014, a new Cyber Crime Law came into force following its ratification by the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. The new Law 14/2014 includes amendments to previous legislation on Cyber Crimes and threatens freedom of expression in Qatar. Some of the articles which are included in the law are vague...
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