ab14: The 4th Arab Bloggers Meeting
Exploring the transitional role of online actors in a rapidly changing MENA region
A Heinrich Böll Foundation-Global Voices joint event.
Amman, 20-23 January, 2014
Introduction and overview:
Three years after the start of the Arab uprisings, the challenges faced by digital activists, bloggers, and netizens in the Middle East and North Africa have shifted substantially. While in some countries the internet and speech rights are considerably more free, others face continued and significant surveillance, censorship, and new threats to individuals and communities from emerging actors, as well as significant threats of violence or imprisonment. متابعة قراءة About The Meeting→
Rebecca Saab Saade is a social media trainer for the Beirut-based Social Media Exchange. She also works on LGBT rights advocacy work with Meem, “a community of lesbian, bisexual, queer & questioning women and transgender persons in Lebanon.” She helped subtitle the movie 10 Tactics into Arabic.
This post was originally published on Global Voices Advocacy by Rasha Abdulla. Alaa Abdel Fattah was a participant at the Arab Bloggers Meeting, less than four weeks ago.
Egypt’s veteran blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah (@alaa) was detained today (Sunday, Oct. 30) for 15 days pending investigation after refusing to be interrogated by a military investigator, insisting on his right to be tried before a civil court.