Tag: egypt

by Global Voices Advocacy Netizen Report Team

Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. Activists online and on the ground in Egypt have faced heightened scrutiny and legal threats from government authorities since early January, as the country approaches the fifth anniversary of the mass protest movement that […] more »

by Global Voices Advocacy Netizen Report Team

Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. Netizens in India rang in 2016 amid burning controversy over net neutrality regulations that could lead to a permanent ban on Facebook’s Free Basics app, which offers free access to a limited number of […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. On Fact-Checking in Politics (Angie Drobnic Holan / New York Times) 2. Mic Hires Cory Haik from The Washington Post (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 3. Video Tech Veterans Raise $6 Million for Virtual Reality Streaming Startup (Janko Roettgers / Variety) 4. How Can Mark Zuckerberg Give Away Stock and While Still Controlling Facebook? (Kurt […] more »

by Global Voices Advocacy Netizen Report Team

The Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. In Egypt, many users reported this week that they could not use voice calling features on Skype, WhatsApp or Viber. Technology consultant and digital activist Amr Gharbeia has been tracking these developments and interviewing users across […] more »

by Sonia Paul

A newly updated survey by the Northwestern University in Qatar reveals an expansive look at attitudes and behaviors toward the media across the Middle East. The survey, “Media Use in the Middle East,” documents trends in Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and the UAE, and is a follow-up to the first region-wide survey that was conducted in […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Egypt jails activist-blogger for five years (via BBC News) 2. Edward Snowden documentary Citizenfour wins Oscar (Andrew Pulver / Guardian) 3. Ken Silverstein reportedly quits First Look, blaming “management’s incompetence” (Paul Carr / Pando Daily) 4. Feminist writers are so besieged by online abuse that some have begun to retire (Michelle Goldberg / Washington […] more »

by Jillian C. York

With the rise of the Islamic State (or “ISIS”) and increasing repression in several countries — including Egypt and Saudi Arabia — 2014 has proven to be a rough year for freedom of expression in the Middle East and North Africa. Here are a few of this year’s big stories: Egypt The hopes of the […] more »

by Fannie Cohen

Even though Western music and movies are a major export to the Middle East, many people there support censoring these programs if they are deemed offensive. This is one of several findings in a new study on Middle Eastern media habits by Northwestern University in Qatar.  NU-Q and the Doha Film Institute compiled the data […] more »

by Angela Washeck

A new study by Northwestern University in Qatar and the Doha Film Institute reveals that Middle Eastern citizens are quite active online, with many spending time on the web daily to watch news and entertainment video, access social media and stream music, film and TV. “Entertainment Media Use In the Middle East” is a six-nation […] more »

by Josh Stearns

This month the Committee to Protect Journalists released its annual analysis of Attacks on the Press, including a “Risk List” of the places where press freedom suffered most in 2013. As you might expect, conflict areas filled much of the list — Syria, Egypt, Turkey — but the place on the top of the list […] more »