Hisham Almiraat

Hi! I am a long-time member of the Global Voices community. I am passionate about citizen media and freedom of speech. I'm also a medical doctor and blogger. I co-founded Talk Morocco and Mamfakinch. You can follow me on Twitter at @almiraat.

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Latest posts by Hisham Almiraat

What Happened at the WCIT-12: Interview With Beatriz Busaniche

The World Conference on International Telecommunications has just ended in Dubai, UAE. Beatriz Busaniche from Fundacion Vida Libre, Argentina, explains what was at stake at the UN-sponsored meeting.

Speak Justice: Voices Against Impunity

Murder is the ultimate form of censorship against journalists. In most cases killers remain free, generating self-censorship among those still risking their lives to do their job. To break the...

Tajik Official Blocks Facebook and Summons its CEO

The chief of the state-run telecommunications service in Tajikistan has ordered Facebook blocked and asked the social network's CEO to travel to the Central Asian country and meet with him....

Azerbaijan: “A Country that Portrays Social-Networkers as Mentally Ill”

While all eyes were on the presidential election in the United States, a major international conference started on Tuesday in Baku, the capital of the former Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan....

Azerbaijan: Open Letter to President Aliyev Ahead of International Governance Forum in Baku

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a UN-sponsored conference which aims to “bring[ ] together all stakeholders in the internet governance debate.” This year it is held in Baku, the...

An Open Letter On Global Voices Advocacy

An Open Letter from Hisham Almiraat, the new Director of Global Voices Advocacy.

Syria: Razan Ghazzawi and Female Colleagues Freed

Syrian Blogger and Freedom of Speech advocate Razan Ghazzawi, who was arrested for the second time earlier this week, was released on Saturday along with her female colleagues. Her male...

Syria: Razan Ghazzawi Arrested… Again

Syrian security forces have arrested blogger and free speech advocate Razan Ghazzawi along with her collegues at the Syrian Center for Freedom of Expression in Damascus. This is the second...

Morocco: Student Jailed For Insulting King In Video

A 24 year-old Moroccan student, Abdelsamad Haydour, was sentenced to 3 years in jail for criticizing the king of Morocco in a video posted on YouTube. The news of the...

Morocco: Busted for Posting Caricatures of the King on Facebook

On February 7, 2012, Walid Bahomane appeared before a court in the Moroccan capital Rabat. The 18-year-old is accused of “defaming Morocco's sacred values” by posting pictures and videos on...

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