7amleh – Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media
Articles by 7amleh – Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media
Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, widely known as Shawkan, shoots with a camera at his home in the capital Cairo, 4 March 2019, KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images

MENA in March: Iranian lawyer Nasrin Soutoudeh sentenced to 38 years; a campaign against F1 complicity, an index of online incitement against Palestinians, and more.

A road sign points towards an Airbnb apartment, near the Jewish settlement of Shilo and the Palestinian village of Qusra in the occupied West Bank, 20 November 2018; Booking.com was urged to follow the example of Airbnb and withdraw listings for rentals located in settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images

In 2018, Israeli authorities arrested around 350 Palestinians on charges of “incitement” because of their online activities.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C-R) and MPs take part in a Knesset (parliament) session in Jerusalem, 26 December 2018, MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images

The most hate and racism in 2018 was directed at Palestinian members of the Israeli Knesset and their political parties in Israel during the discussions and passing of the Nation-State Law, which gives rights to only Jewish citizens.

Saudi asylum seeker Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun smiles as she is introduced to the media at Toronto Pearson International Airport, 12 January 2019, Cole Burston/Getty Images

Egyptian TV presenter’s jail sentence for interviewing a gay man; Bahrainis stripped of citizenship; a Saudi activist’s death sentence lifted, and a Saudi teenager granted asylum; Iraqi photojournalist killed; and Palestinian journalists ‘collateral victims’ in Hamas-Fatah rivalry.

Offices of the Red Crow company, a startup that monitors security developments and sends real-time alerts and maps to clients, in Ramallah, 17 August 2016, ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images

Since its occupation of the Palestinian territories in 1967, Israel’s complete control of ICT infrastructure in the West Bank and Gaza has impeded development and made Palestinians entirely dependent on the Israeli occupation authorities.

A woman holds a placard which reads 'no to the anal test' during a demonstration on National Women's Day in Tunis, 13 August 2018, Chedly Ben Ibrahim/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Saudi Arabia tortures women activists, Tunisian LGBTQI+ endure ‘anal tests’, Morocco sentences Hirak activists, and Iran cracks down on journalists, teachers and labour activists.

Palestinian women work on their laptops at the Unit One start up in Gaza City, 18 April 2015, MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images

One of the main findings of the research is that gender-based violence in virtual space mirrors the violence in public space.

Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Facebook., Guillaume Paumier, CC-BY.

An open letter to Mark Zuckerberg from 88 rights groups is calling for a transparent appeal process for user content that is restricted on Facebook.