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Digital security training in Kalar City

Iraqi Network for Social Media ( INSM ) Organized a workshop about Digital Security with collaboration with Cyber Arabs in Beirut at Kalar City in Sulimanyah Province by one of INSM Trainers Aso Wahab with 10 Participants from journalists and activists. The workshop continued for 3 days ( 21-23 June 2014 ) and they...
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HIVOS | First aid kit against cyberterrorism

Those who express themselves critically on the web are increasingly becoming victims of cyber terror. To protect (civilian) journalists, bloggers and activists, the Digital Defenders Partnership and a number of other organisations have devised the world’s first digital first aid kit. By using this kit, you can learn what actions are necessary if you...
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Zenzic – Iraqi Team Offers scientific curriculum in enjoyable ways

Zenzic is a crowdsourcing platform for students and teachers to present their own illustrations that help them and others understand the educational material better. Charles Shulz once said “try not to have a good time… this is supposed to be educational.” Although it’s only sarcasm, but that’s how things are really working now. Our...
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Q&A: Open Source Psiphon Helps Iraqi Netizens Access the Internet

Since mid-June, citizens in Iraq have been experiencing varying degrees of blocked access to the Internet. As explained by the Iraqi Network for Social Media, the Iraqi Government’s decision to block parts of the Internet is a violation of Article 19 in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which states, “Everyone has the right...
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Iraqi bloggers defy dangers and speak up

03 Jul. 2014 By Annika Wetterling, Atlas. Translated from Danish by International Media Support. In the midst of Iraq’s rapidly deteriorating security and within a dwindling space for exercising basic freedoms, young bloggers are among the few who dare to speak openly “Don’t write stuff like that! They’ll put you in jail. You should delete...
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Leaked E-letter about Internet in Iraq

Email from Scope Sky To All ISPs Subject: Open Internet Application Greeting A reference to the directives issued by the higher authorities to reopen the internet application Excluding the pornography websites that provides through your company and companies that provided through your partners as below: 1. Baghdad Excluding around Baghdad ( Aladil, alghazaliyah, abo...
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New America |The Best Weapon Against Terrorism in Iraq

There’s not a lot to joke about in Iraq today, but the one running around Baghdad is that the only place in town that is not connected to the Internet is the Ministry of Telecommunication (MOT). The Ministry has been trying the full Mubarak by gradually blocking the Internet, citing security concerns as ISIS...
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Can Iraq’s Government Handle ISIS Without Becoming Oppressors Themselves?

  Hayder Hamzoz Photo By: Jenny Cecilia Isn’t it sad that the supporters for the country of Iraq are constantly working against the odds? With the frightening delevopment of the ISIS terrorists, Iraq has once again taken several steps back from potential stability and coexistance – 11 years after the outbreak of the war they...
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article 19 | Iraq Blanket ban on access to the Internet is a violation of Freedom of Expression

  In June 2014, the Iraqi government ordered an internet shutdown in areas of the country that are caught up in unrest. It also banned specific social media sites across the country. Access to the Internet is crucial in times of emergency and ARTICLE 19 believes that the shutdown is in contravention of Iraq’s...
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BBC: Iraqis use Firechat messaging app to overcome net block

The internet has been down in several parts of Iraq Iraqis have been turning to an app which allows group messages to be sent between phones, without the need for an internet connection, in an effort to circumnavigate government restrictions. About 40,000 users downloaded Firechat last week, compared with 6,600 over the previous few...
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