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After using social media to publicly quash the coup, Turkey’s government is cracking down on news sites and purging state institutions again. Here is how censorship works in the country – and how Turks react to it.
A 22-year-old Dutch woman has been detained in Qatar since reporting she was raped and assaulted while on vacation there in March. Her family has launched a social media campaign calling for her release.
Death threats against German parliamentarians on social media in Turkey are raising concerns. Experts looking at threats and hate speech in Turkey, say this mob mentality is part of the dominant political culture.
I’ll start in Algeria, where the scandal of a leaked baccalaureate exam in 2016 raised controversy, prompting Algerian authorities to conduct a full investigation into the case. The Algerian ministry of education launched an investigation into circulated reports that some parties had leaked the topics of the baccalaureate exam on social media. Algerian media recently …
Ahmed Douma has been kept in solitary confinement for three months, lawyer Malek Adly for one month and fournalist Youssef Shaaban for eight months, says statement
Egypt recently blocked a Facebook service, purportedly for not allowing it to spy on users, according to Reuters
Merely 14 hours before the dual terror attacks in Brussels, a Belgian police Twitter account posted an image of the man who would soon become a suspect in the airport bombings: Najim Laachraoui.
Internet does not “facilitate interaction with government”, online advertising effective despite negative attitudes, says report survey
A free Facebook Internet service connecting more than three million Egyptians has been shut down by authorities in Egypt
Reham Saeed programme was suspended after social media outrage
For the last two weeks, “Freska guy” – a university graduate who roams Cairo streets carrying a box full of the popular sweets called “Freska” – was the centre of attention of social media users. With his unique fashion sense that does not align with the traditional perception of street hawkers, Freska guy, Youssef Al-Sayed …
“Delete Al-Nahar channel from satellites” trended on Twitter, calling for boycotting the TV channel and its sponsors
When the city of lights goes dark, the world lights up in support. Hash-tag “Paris Attacks” trends on Twitter
Three Arab countries, among 117 countries, voted Israel into the UNOOSA
The scope for criminalising activity on cyberspace has expanded, says AFTE lawyer
Arrests are an example of regular pre-Eid anti-vice campaigns, says researcher
Consumption of red meat is expected to increase to 1,340 tonnes in 2018
The plaintiff filed the lawsuit under the pretext that the social network threatens Egyptian security, and is used to spread rumours that harm national interest
Shoukry implies that one reason for negative foreign coverage is that the West has a monopoly over international corporate media
Micro-blogging site updated rules for sending and receiving Direct Message four months ago
Police lists renowned campaign for detainees amongst “criminal pages”
“Rallying photographers to document the beauty their eyes capture and their lenses portray giving world first-hand experience of Egypt,” says founder