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15 July 2014

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7 Cases That Prove Online Activism is Under Siege in Saudi Arabia

Learn about Gulf Center for Human Rights efforts to raise awareness about online activists facing harassment and legal challenges in Saudi Arabia.

11 July 2014

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As Rockets Rain on Gaza, Facebook Does Nothing to Stop Hate Speech Against Palestinians

A Facebook page featuring multiple posts in Hebrew calling for violence against Palestinians and Arabs has been active for three weeks.

9 July 2014

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Digital Citizen 1.8

In this edition of Digital Citizen, a review of human rights and technology news in the Arab World, we look at how conflict across the region is affecting online speech.

8 July 2014

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Saudi Human Rights Lawyer Waleed Abu Al-Khair Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

Abu Al-Khair was charged with “insulting general order” and “inflaming public opinion”.

7 July 2014

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“We Are Taking a Moral Stance Against Censorship”: Jordanian Website Defies Media Law

The website of Jordanian media advocacy platform 7iber was blocked for the second time last week. 7iber Editor Lina Ejeilat explains the group's opposition to the law behind the block.

5 July 2014

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Bahraini Satirist Blogger Takrooz Arrested

Bahraini satirist micro-blogger Takrooz is being held on accusations of "inciting hatred against the regime" on Twitter.

2 July 2014

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Netizen Report: Researchers Uncover Mobile Phone Spyware in 60 Countries Worldwide

Researchers and activists are moving and shaking in Jordan, Thailand, and Canada - and the Free Software Foundation launches a new series of email security guides in seven languages.