Middle East and North Africa
Bread&Net is a three-day, participant-built “unconference” organised by SMEX, where activists, technologists, lawyers, artists, trainers, journalists, researchers, entrepreneurs and others from across the MENA region will come together in Beirut, Lebanon from 15 to 17 November.
Oral Statement Delivered during clustered interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteurs on the right to freedom of opinion and expression and on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association Human Rights Council 41st Session.
A session introducing the CYRILLA database was hosted at the Internet Freedom Festival for legal researchers, journalists, civil society advocates and human rights defenders seeking to shape rapidly evolving legal frameworks for digital rights worldwide.
Egyptian blogger and activist Alaa Abdel Fattah was released by authorities late on the night of 28 March after serving five years in prison for defying a protest ban.
7amleh – The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media launched its annual report on Palestinian digital rights. The report details violations by governments, authorities, international technology companies and Palestinian society.
Every 66 seconds a post inciting hatred against Palestinians was shared on social media platforms in 2018. Almost half a million calls for violent actions and racist slurs were registered. These are some of the revelations in the Index of Racism 2018 launched by APC member 7amleh.
APC and 7amleh-The Arab Centre for Social Media Advancement submitted this statement ahead of the Human Rights Council 40th session to express their concern about the upsurge in the number of laws being put forth by Israeli legislators that violate the right to privacy and freedom of expression.