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19 June 2014

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Administrative Court Lawsuit: Stop Social Media Surveillance in Egypt

Human rights groups in Egypt filed a lawsuit seeking to stop the Ministry of Interior’s plans to procure software capable of monitoring public and private conversations on social media.

13 June 2014

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Get the Facts: The Case of Jailed Egyptian Activist Alaa Abd El Fattah

Convicted of organizing a protest without a permit, Alaa has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Get the legal facts on his case and connect with the #FreeAlaa campaign here.

11 June 2014

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Netizen Report: Acclaimed Egyptian Blogger Gets 15 Years in Jail, Sentenced in Absentia

This report looks at social media surveillance and activist persecution in Egypt, censorship of videos about Tiananmen Square, and the total SMS ban in the Central African Republic.

9 June 2014

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Get the Facts: Egypt Ramps Up Digital Surveillance

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.

12 May 2014

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Digital Citizen 1.6

Digital Citizen brings you the latest human rights and technology news from the Arab World. This edition looks at Internet blackouts in Syria and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, new cyber laws in Mauritania and Morocco, and more.

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.

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.