Latest stories about Middle East & North Africa
6 March 2014
Prominent Egyptian blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah completed his 100th day in prison without trial yesterday. Watch this video to learn about his case.
28 February 2014
Photographer and human rights advocate Amer Sweidan took a series of portraits at last month's Arab Bloggers Meeting. In this brief essay, he describes the collaborative process of the project.
27 February 2014
Focusing on policies for the digital realm seems strange in a region where dissent and even fact-based reporting, whether they happen online or offline, so often have profound real-life consequences.
25 February 2014
"It’s no surprise that three years after the start of the Arab revolutions, the situation of online freedom of expression in the region seems almost as bleak as it did before 2011." Hisham Almiraat reflects on #AB14.
24 February 2014
Digital Citizen brings you the latest human rights and technology news from the Arab World. In this edition, we look at effects of export controls on Sudan and Syria, and threats to bloggers in Egypt and the UAE.
17 February 2014
Tajeldin Arja was arrested at a press conference last December, after he criticized the Sudanese and Chadian Presidents for their actions surrounding the conflict in Darfur.
Djamel Ghanem faces prison for an unpublished cartoon in which he used an image of baby diapers to mock Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.