WANTED: For Human Rights Abuses

Thu Nov 21 2013
Keep your eyes peeled for Twitter account @SaidYousif The Bahraini activist, blogger, and head of the Bahraini Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Said Yousif Al Muhafda, is using Twitter to publicize the government’s ongoing brutality and the killing of peaceful protesters involved in the Bahraini uprising. Bahraini Interior Minister and Royal, Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa’s picture appears...

Egyptian Government Continues Atheist Witch Hunt

Sun Nov 3 2013
While the main slogan of the coupe authority in Egypt is to fight  religious tyranny, atheists in Egypt, are still subjected to harassment and arrest by the current regime. Egyptian student, Sherif Jaber, 20,  was one such victim of the so-called secular regime. Jaber studies Anthropology at Suez Canal University in Isamaylia, and was arrested 3 am Sunday, October 27th, for posting...

Algerian Blogger Arrested on Trumped Up Charges

Mon Oct 21 2013
  Algerian authorities arrested 24 year old blogger, Abdelghani Aloui on September 15th, on "terrorism" charges after he shared photos and caricatures of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal on his Facebook account. Algerian authorities are suppressing any type of criticism pointed at the government in the lead-up to the presidential elections next...

Saudi Activists Benefit From Saudi National Day

Wed Sep 25 2013
Saudi National Day or “Al-Yaoum-al-Watany” is celebrated every September 23rd, and represents the nation’s identity and its unification in 1932. Saudi activists are using it to their benefit, by rededicating it as the Day for "Calling For Our Rights," with the hashtag of the same name, or  #يوم_المطالبة_بالحقوق in Arabic. Activists are also using it as a...

How Can Policymakers Help Dissidents Twitterchat

Wed Sep 11 2013
We've been working with policymakers in open societies to pinpoint the actions, coalitions, and ideas that could make an impact in more closed societies. We decided to have our latest conversation publicly, bringing together Canadian MP David Sweet and Iranian activists/blogger Mojtaba Saminejad, aka Madyar. The conversation focused on Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki, a great example of an online...