Digital Citizen 1.8 – Global Voices Online

Image design by Hugh D'Andrade, EFF.

Image design by Hugh D’Andrade, Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Digital Citizen is a monthly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World. In this report, we look at the ongoing crisis in Iraq and how it is affecting Internet usage, as well as new developments in surveillance in Egypt and Tunisia. We also honor an imprisoned friend.

Digital Citizen contributor Katherine Maher shares a few words about imprisoned Egyptian blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah.

Leading Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El Fattah is behind bars once again. Convicted of violating Egypt’s protest law and attacking a police officer, the 31-year-old was sentenced in absentia to 15 years in prison, along with 24 other activists, al…

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