Mohammed Maskati: "Digital security is still considered something cool and fancy and not taken seriously"
APCNews spoke with Mohammed al-Maskati, a renowned Bahraini human rights defender and digital security consultant for Front Line Defenders, during the recent Internet Governance in the Middle East and North Africa (IGMENA) Summit in Tunis.
“Together for a free and open internet” is the motto for this year’s IGMENA Summit, an event bringing together more than a hundred digital rights activists, human rights defenders, journalists and other stakeholders around internet rights and internet governance in the Middle East and North Africa, between 30 September and 2 October in Tunis.
Achieving bottom-up and multistakeholder outcomes from global internet policy governance discussions: Extracting lessons from NETmundial
*_Each week, David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.
This paper focuses on regional challenges to civil participation in internet governance and the state of internet rights in the Middle East and North Africa, linking them with civil society advocacy strategies.
In this report, APC reviews what worked well and what didn’t at the 2015 IGF held in João Pessoa, Brazil. The overall theme of the IGF was “Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development”. After a decade of active engagement with the forum, read our critiques, and recommendations looking forward to this year’s IGF.
As the Arab Internet Governance Forum reaches its fourth iteration, it continues to struggle to mature into a space where multistakeholder engagement can start producing the dialogue and efforts the region needs in order to face the many challenges in the f
“It is all about education, which Arab states don’t always care about. It is a matter of culture, educating the younger and also the older generations.”