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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.

Alaa Abd El Fattah has been jailed or investigated under every Egyptian head of state who has served during his lifetime. In 2006, he was arrested for taking part in a peaceful protest. In 2011, he spent two months in prison, missing his first child’s birth. In 2013, he was arrested and detained for 115 days without trial. Less than three months after his last release, Alaa is now facing 15 years in prison.


Digital Citizen 1.8

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.

Alaa Abd El Fattah has been jailed or investigated under every Egyptian head of state who has served during his lifetime. In 2006, he was arrested for taking part in a peaceful protest. In 2011, he spent two months in prison, missing his first child’s birth. In 2013, he was arrested and detained for 115 days without trial. Less than three months after his last release, Alaa is now facing 15 years in prison.

Digital Citizen 1.8

Digital Citizen brings you the latest human rights and technology news from the Arab World. This month we look at media worker abuses in Syria and the ill effects of Egypt’s new “anti-protest” law.
Digital Citizen 1.3 المواطن الرقمي

Digital Citizen brings you the latest human rights and technology news from the Arab World. This month we look at media worker abuses in Syria and the ill effects of Egypt’s new “anti-protest” law.

Digital Citizen 1.3 المواطن الرقمي

Congrats Syria, Iraq, Libya, Somalia & Sudan - 5 Arab states top most corrupt list

Read our collection of Arab World netizen reactions to last night’s attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in which four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed.


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This is the introduction video made for Chris Stevens, the US Ambassador to Libya, who was killed Tuesday night along with three other Americans in an attack on the consulate in Benghazi. Here, he introduces himself and his history and his plans for working with Libya during its post-Gaddhafi reconstruction and transition.

One of the other Americans has been identified by the State Dept. as Foreign Service Information Officer Sean Smith. The statement by Secretary Clinton on the attacks is here.

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Skip to 6:17 for the moment Equatorial Guinea scored the winning goal in its match with Libya, which opened the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

- Africa: 2012 Cup of Nations Kicks Off!

The ‘At Risk’ Blogger’s Contingency Plan

In 2011, we have witnessed the incredible power of bloggers and social media users capturing the world’s attention through their activism. At the same time, regimes appear to be quickening the pace of their cat-and-mouse game with netizens.

Aware of the threats to their safety, bloggers often devise contingency plans in the event they are detained. 

EFF together with Global Voices Advocacy have created a set of questions to consider. This list is by no means exhaustive, but should offer a starting point from which bloggers can develop their own contingency plans.

  • Consider providing someone outside the country with the following information:
    • Login credentials to your social media, email, and blog accounts
    • Contact information of family members
    • Information about any health conditions
  • Regularly back up their blog, Facebook, email, and other accounts
  • Consider mirroring your website if you want to ensure it remains up without your attention to it
  • Encrypt sensitive files and consider hiding them on a separate drive
  • Consider using tools like Identity Sweeper (for Android users) to secure/erase your mobile data
  • Consider preparing a statement for release in case of arrest– This can be helpful for international news outlets and human rights organizations
  • Consider recording a short video identifying yourself (biographical info, scope of work) and the risks that you face and share with trusted contacts
  • Develop contacts with human rights and free expression organizations*
  • Think about a strategy/contingency plan for what to do if you’re detained (see below)

Read the whole article and find out more tips and advice.

2011 has been an extraordinary year for online content.

Global Voices has been there as revolutions happened, dictatorships fell, and network effects rippled through the cities and neighborhoods of our contributors reporting from around the world.

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