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Prison Flees: Reflections on Alaa, Activism, and Community

Adapted from Alaa’s own Twitter icon by Hugh D’Andrade. Free for reuse.
Adapted from Alaa’s own Twitter icon by Hugh D’Andrade. Free for reuse.

By Lina Attalah, Chief Editor, Mada Masr.

He has two hours of fresh air and 22 hours of cell air.

He discusses the constitution draft with other inmates from across the wall of his cell.

And then he reads. He mostly reads.

He is not receiving letters this time. Letters are barred.
متابعة قراءة Prison Flees: Reflections on Alaa, Activism, and Community

On Alaa, Learning, and the Struggle

Alaa and Manal. Photo by Lilian Wagdy via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)
Alaa and Manal. Photo by Lilian Wagdy via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)

Egyptian activist, blogger, and GV Advox friend Alaa Abd El Fattah is currently in prison because of his work as an activist. This essay originally appeared on Jillian C. York's personal blog.
متابعة قراءة On Alaa, Learning, and the Struggle

About The Meeting

 ab14

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

Interview with Rebecca Saab Saade

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.

Egyptian Blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah Detained for 15 Days Pending Military Investigation

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.

متابعة قراءة Egyptian Blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah Detained for 15 Days Pending Military Investigation