Tal Pavel

Dr. Tal Pavel is an expert in Middle Eastern and Islamic World usage of the internet. He holds a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern Studies from Bar Ilan University. His thesis examined the governmental restrictions and changes concerning internet usage in Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates between the years 2002 and 2005.

Dr. Pavel’s background also includes an in-depth knowledge of Information Systems Development. He occupied various key positions as a Software Project Manager and Software Systems Analyst in various major financial and other business institutions in Israel.

Dr. Pavel is a fellow researcher at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies and at Netvision Institute for Internet Studies (Both in Tel Aviv University).

http://www.middleeast-internet-monitor.com

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Latest posts by Tal Pavel

17 September 2009

Once again, Syria bans Facebook

Editor's Note: Facebook has been blocked in Syria consistently for the past two years; therefore, the statement that a ban will be “reintroduced” is incorrect. The linked article from  ‘Al...

7 September 2009

The Other Voice: Women in the Cyberspace Discourse in the Middle East and Islamic World

http://www.dayan.org/Women%20and%20the%20internet.pdf Tel Aviv Notes, Dayan Center, Tel Aviv University – 30 August 2009. In recent years, the Internet has become a swift and accessible means of communication, thanks in part...

1 September 2009

Liberia government sites are off, and nobody cares

On the night of August 24th. S.W.A.T hackers (probably Iranian team) penetrated 19 governmental web sites including almost all ministries. Most of the sites were down for maintenance for almost...

11 April 2009

France: '3 Strikes’ Internet piracy law defeated in parliament

France's parliament rejected Hadopi (la Haute Autorité pour la diffusion des œuvres et la protection des droits sur internet) bill on Thursday (09.04.2009) with the ruling UMP party failure (21-15)...

Prologue

My name is Tal and I'm proud to join GVA authors’ team. I intend to write about online free speech in Israel as well as Internet Filtering in the MENA...