Abir Ghattas

Abir Ghattas is a Lebanese activist, blogger and a digital communication strategist with a focus on women rights, freedom of speech and digital security in the MENA region. Abir holds a BS in Computer Sciences and a Master’s in Communication and Media studies. She is somewhere between Marseille and Beirut.

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Latest posts by Abir Ghattas

8 October 2015

Arrest and Prison Time for Journalists and Bloggers over Facebook Posts in Lebanon

Two Lebanese Facebook users found themselves sentenced to prison for posts they wrote on the social networking site.

8 July 2015

For Arab Human Rights Defenders, Hacking Team Files Confirm Suspicions of State Surveillance

"Rights groups knew Egypt using Hacking Team spyware since 2012; Sunday's hack just proved it," says Egyptian activist Ramy Raoof.

30 March 2015

News and Search Websites Blocked in Yemen as Conflict Escalates

Several websites, some of which include content critical of the Houthi takeover in Yemen, have been blocked by Yemen's largest ISP.