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16 April 2014

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Tunisian Blog Launches Whistleblowing Platform

Tunisian award-winning collective blog Nawaat has launched its own whistle-blowing platform: Nawaat Leaks.

11 April 2014

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Law 140: Eavesdropping on Lebanon

Lebanon’s Surveillance Law guarantees the right to privacy across all means of electronic communication -- unfortunately, authorities violate this law on a regular basis.

9 April 2014

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In Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, Internet Blackouts Are Systematic

As the militarization of the North Sinai has left residents increasingly disconnected from Internet and mobile services, some citizens are working together to sue mobile service providers and demand a guarantee of service.

1 April 2014

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Digital Citizen 1.5

Digital Citizen brings you the latest human rights and technology news from the Arab World. This edition looks at anti-terror measures in Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia and beyond that could threaten free expression.

27 March 2014

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“Click Rights” Campaign for Digital Rights in Middle East and North Africa

The IGMENA campaign “Click Rights” aims to bring more awareness of digital rights to citizens, so they in turn can pressure governments and the private sector to uphold them.

26 March 2014

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Netizen Report: Egyptian Activists To Be Tried Under Anti-Protest Law

This week, we look at Gambia's 48-hour Internet blackout, the ongoing assault on Twitter in Turkey, and the approval of landmark Internet legislation in brazil.

24 March 2014

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Egyptian Blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah Released on Bail

Celebrations continue as prominent Egyptian blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah is released from jail. In his first tweet after his release, the activist vows to "continue" the struggle.