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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

Let’s show this country’s officials the real face of our streets and the pollution of the environment.

Tunisia social media users are posting “trash selfies” to denounce the piling up of trash in the country’s streets.

‘Trash Selfies’ for a Clean Tunisia

‘Prisoner 52, Let’s Reform Law 52 of 18 May 1992′

Alsajin 52 initiative seeks to help provide an understanding on the reality of marijuana in our society of consumption, or even over consumption

Tunisian Activists Call for Revision of Harsh Anti-Marijuana Penalties

‘Prisoner 52, Let’s Reform Law 52 of 18 May 1992′

Alsajin 52 initiative seeks to help provide an understanding on the reality of marijuana in our society of consumption, or even over consumption

Tunisian Activists Call for Revision of Harsh Anti-Marijuana Penalties

Amami has been blogging on social and political issues in Tunisia since 2008. He has demanded an end to state surveillance and censorship in concert with Tunisia’s most influential cyberactivists.
Tunisian Activist Azyz Amami Arrested on Drug Charges

Amami has been blogging on social and political issues in Tunisia since 2008. He has demanded an end to state surveillance and censorship in concert with Tunisia’s most influential cyberactivists.

Tunisian Activist Azyz Amami Arrested on Drug Charges


Revolution is not a crime

Tunisian netizens have taken to social media to denounce the judicial prosecution of 2011 revolution protesters accused of “setting police stations on fire”.
Tunisia: “I Too Set a Police Station on Fire”

Revolution is not a crime

Tunisian netizens have taken to social media to denounce the judicial prosecution of 2011 revolution protesters accused of “setting police stations on fire”.

Tunisia: “I Too Set a Police Station on Fire”

From Lebanon to Morocco, passing by Jordan, Israel, Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Tunis, and Algeria, it seems like the MENA region is filled with people willing to just be happy and dance.
The ‘Happy’ Videos of Middle East and North Africa

From Lebanon to Morocco, passing by Jordan, Israel, Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Tunis, and Algeria, it seems like the MENA region is filled with people willing to just be happy and dance.

The ‘Happy’ Videos of Middle East and North Africa

When Pharell Williams released his “Happy” single followed by the stunningly beautiful “24 hours of Happy“, who could have expected it to have influenced hundreds of covers from virtually all corners of the world? Well, people in the Middle East and North Africa were no exception.
The “Happy” Videos of Middle East and North Africa

When Pharell Williams released his “Happy” single followed by the stunningly beautiful “24 hours of Happy“, who could have expected it to have influenced hundreds of covers from virtually all corners of the world? Well, people in the Middle East and North Africa were no exception.

The “Happy” Videos of Middle East and North Africa


this release represents news of great importance and a victory for all supporters of freedom of conscience and free speech

Jailed for posting prophet Muhammad cartoons on Facebook, 30-year-old Tunisian Jabeur Mejri was freed last night.
Tunisia: Pardoned Facebook User Released From Jail

this release represents news of great importance and a victory for all supporters of freedom of conscience and free speech

Jailed for posting prophet Muhammad cartoons on Facebook, 30-year-old Tunisian Jabeur Mejri was freed last night.

Tunisia: Pardoned Facebook User Released From Jail

The third edition of the Egyptian Luxor African Film Festival again has a wide-ranging programme scheduled for next month.

10 New Documentaries at the Luxor African Film Festival


it is too late, this is not a pardon but an attempt to repair a serious blow to human dignity

Jabeur Mejri jailed for posting prophet Muhammad cartoons was pardoned, the president’s office announced Wednesday [Feb 19, 2014].
Tunisia: Jailed Facebook User Pardoned, Release Unconfirmed

it is too late, this is not a pardon but an attempt to repair a serious blow to human dignity

Jabeur Mejri jailed for posting prophet Muhammad cartoons was pardoned, the president’s office announced Wednesday [Feb 19, 2014].

Tunisia: Jailed Facebook User Pardoned, Release Unconfirmed