Ramy Raoof is a digital rights and security researcher. He engage with human rights organizations and initiatives, activists, journalists, youth groups and different civil society entities on how to integrate information and communication technologies in their strategic plans, advocacy and campaigns, and in maintaining their privacy and security, both online and offline. Among different topics, Ramy focus in his research on tracing surveillance technologies and behavior by the state and ways of compacting it. In June 2012, Ramy was ranked number 10 by the Newsweek Magazine in the Revolutionaries list of the Digital Power Index. He was also ranked number 14 by Forbes Middle East in a list of Top 100 Arab Presence on Twitter. Blog | Twitter
Latest posts by Ramy Raoof
9 June 2014
Egypt's Ministry of Interior wants to monitor all online content -- public and private. Learn what the government is doing now, and what it's hoping to do in the future.
9 June 2011
This diagram represents sequence of communication shutdown implemented by security agencies in Egypt and telecommunications companies between January 25th and February 6th, to control the flow of information between people.
26 May 2011
If you are participating in a peaceful assembly as a journalists, rights defender, or activists, your mobile phone is an invaluable asset. It allows you to communicate with allies, to document the event, and bear witness to what is happening around you. At the same time, you should take certain precautions in your mobile use and communications. The following Guide published via Mobile Active can help you to utilize your mobile phone during peaceful assemblies effectively and, at the same time, better protect yourself.
7 May 2011
Few weeks ago when authorities didn’t respond immediately to people’s demand, many Egyptians stormed the State Security Investigations (SSI) headquarters to protect the evidences against SSI offices (including torture equipments and documents). Among those documents where communications between SSI units related to censorship, monitoring online content, controlling computes/ laptops, as well as shutting down communications services.
11 April 2011
Along the many years where the former president Hosni Mubarak ruled the country we didn’t witness large scale of cases where a blogger gets jailed for a blog-post. The first case in Egypt was in 2007 when Kareem Amer was sentenced for 4 years in jail based on blog-posts, he was charged for insulting Islam and Mubarak.
9 February 2011
25 January 2011 was the day when people of Egypt went to the streets in several proveniences to demonstrate against President Mubarak and the current regime. Online platforms and social...
25 November 2010
Update 1: The deactivated page is back. According to an email received by the page admin, “After reviewing your situation, we have reinstated the page, and you should now be...
13 November 2010
Update 1: On November 30th, 2010, the military court sentenced Ahmed to 6 months imprisonment for broadcasting secrets of defense on Facebook. For the second time in Egypt an internet...
13 October 2010
The Egyptian National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) decided to set a new regulation in Egypt on 11 October forcing all companies sending bulk SMS Conten short text messages (SMS) to mobile phones to obtain a license from national bodies as well as getting an approval on the content of the message before sending it from special personages, whom will be appointed to monitor SMS services.
29 August 2010
On 1st July, 2010, the Egyptian Ministry of Interior (MOI) has reportedly established a special department to monitor Facebook activities and content in Egypt according to the administrative decision 765....