Ramy Raoof

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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

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13 November 2010

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Egypt: Netizen Facing Military Trial for Creating Facebook Page

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 user is going to face a military trial. Ahmed Hassan Basiouny is facing a military trial this month under case...

13 October 2010

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Egypt: New Regulations to Monitor bulk SMS Content

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

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Egypt: Security Department to Monitor Facebook and Support the Government

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. Based on the Kuwaiti newspaper Aljarida, this new MOI department works according to three shifts/8 hours each. Each shift is...

20 May 2010

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Egypt: Misuse of World Wide Web, Official Charge Against Activists

AlKhalifa misdemeanor court will consider the case 8260/2009 on Saturday 22nd of May 2010, in which judge Abdel Fattah Mourad is accusing Ahmed Seif – Director of Hisham Mubarak Law Center (HMLC), Gamal Eid – Director of the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) and blogger Amr Gharbeia for...

21 April 2010

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Egypt: Using Online Media & Digital Devices to Release Detainees

Earlier this month, the April 6 Youth Movement staged a protest in front of the Egyptian Peoples Assembly calling for more political freedoms and an end to Egypt's restrictive “emergency law”, which might be renewed this year, and might be enforced as well by a new “Counter-Terrorism law” which is expected to be extremely repressive. The Egyptian security forces responded to the protesting citizens with a brutal violence, making a score of arrests and convictions.

15 March 2010

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Egypt: Governmental Decision to Block Skype using USB Modem

It looks like the Egyptian Government attempts to control the cyberspace and netizens are moving forward. Although, Egypt didn’t witness many attempts to block websites and online services, the government follows different ways to keep an eye on what’s happening online, beside harassing bloggers and netizens. Two days ago, citizens...

11 March 2010

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One Post Against Cyber-Censorship

Do you believe in Freedom of Speech? Do you think its normal to be profiled or tracked while being online?! Do you think it’s your right to enjoy uncensored Internet search & blogging? Do you believe in Freedom of Information? Right to Access Information? Do you want to defend an...