Tag: egypt

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 »

by Julie Keck

1. Facebook woos TV networks with more data (Evelyn Rusli / Wall Street Journal) 2. Visually impaired turn to smartphones to see their world (Nick Bilton / New York Times) 3. In Egypt, an anti-Brotherhood media crackdown (Jared Malsin / Columbia Journalism Review) 4. News: Personalized or serendipitous? (Frédéric Filloux & Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday […] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

Among the younger generation in the Middle East, Internet use is surpassing TV, and that could have long-term implications in the region. And that increased engagement online comes with important, unresolved questions about media regulation online, according to new research by Northwestern University in Qatar. The study paints an in-depth picture of the role of […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Who will buy the Boston Globe? (Poynter) 2. Google Journalism Fellows announced (Google – Official Blog) 3. What the Tesla affair tells us about data journalism (Tow Center for Digital Journalism) 4. Egypt crowdsources censorship, asks citizens to report blasphemous web content (Fast Company) 5. Twitter’s new advertising API is part of an ongoing […] more »