Palestinian civil society organisations condemn the selection of Palmor, voicing concern about the impact that her role will play in further shrinking the space for freedom of expression online and the protection of human rights.
This position paper was prepared as part of 7amleh's advocacy work, focused on defending Palestinian digital rights. It is a part of a series of position papers examining the effects of the policies and practices of governments and companies on Palestinian digital rights.
APC member organisation 7amleh – The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media received this year's award in the digital activism category for its outstanding work educating the Palestinian public and the world about Palestinian digital rights issues.
7amleh concluded the online version of the Palestine Forum for Digital Activism 2020 with the participation of a quarter million Palestinians, Arabs and internationals. The conference was adapted from an offline event with 1,000 participants to an online event in two weeks.
New research about Palestinian access to e-commerce highlights how occupation, failure to fulfill the Oslo Accords and digital discrimination have stunted the development of the Palestinian economy and created challenges for Palestinian buyers, sellers and workers online.
The legal, political and social environment is having a significant impact on the political activity of Palestinian youth on the internet. Many have had their content removed from online platforms, experienced harassment, or were interrogated in relation to what they posted on social networks.
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.
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.
7amleh Center has been laying the foundations for awareness and advocacy on digital rights in Palestine through the publication of groundbreaking research and bringing key policy makers to engage with Palestinian civil society in the first-ever Palestine Digital Activism Forum (PDAF) in Ramallah.