· April, 2009

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from April, 2009

29 April 2009

Egypt: Local Report Documents Violations against 43 Internet Users

The prominent Egyptian NGO Hisham Mubarak Center for Law (HMCL) issued a report, titled “Egypt on the Crossroad …2008“, documenting the status of freedom of expression in the country during...

22 April 2009

Egypt: A New Detention Order for a Blogger Arrested Since 2007

In an unexplained action, Egyptian Ministry of Interior issued a new detention order for blogger and activist, Mos'ad Abu Fagr. The detained blogger was transferred again to Borg El Arab...

21 April 2009

While White-listing Syria, Linkedin Keeps Sudan's Internet Users Blocked!

After Linkedin the business social Network, blocked Internet users in Syria and then unblocked them and apologized (as ArabCrunch has reported.) It was confirmed that Internet users in Sudan (an...

19 April 2009

Iran: Ahmadinejad says jailed blogger must have right of defense

According to[fa] the Iranian media President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that Hossein Derakhshan, an Iranian jailed blogger and Roxana Saberi, an American-Iranian journalist who was sentenced to 8 years of prison,...

Iran: A Christian Blogger arrested

According to several sources an Iranian Christian blogger was arrested in the city of Isfahan in Iran about one month ago. He is a convert from Islam and he used...

LinkedIn Restores Services to Syrian Users

Last week, Global Voices Advocacy broke the news that Syrian users had been cut off from LinkedIn's services. The business-oriented social networking site had stated in e-mails to several of...

Egypt: An Appeal For The Imprisonment Of A Blogger

An appeal for the sentence on the Egyptian blogger Ahmad Saad Abou Doma was presented yesterday. Lawyers from Hisham Mubarak center for Legal Aid requested the cancellation of a sentence...

18 April 2009

Syria: Linkedin Kicks Off Syrian Users!

AnasOnline blog reports (Arabic link) that Linkedin (AC Group here) completely blocked all Syrian users. According to the blog post: 3 weeks ago when Linkedin blocked all Syrian IPs users...

14 April 2009

DigiActive Guide to Twitter for Activism

DigiActive, an organization dedicated to helping the world's grassroots activists use digital technology, has just released The DigiActive Guide to Twitter for Activism. Following the recent protests in Moldova, the...

13 April 2009

Egypt: Blogger Abu Fagr Remains Detained Despite Eight Release Orders

Today will mark one week since the eighth release order has been made for Egyptian blogger Mos'ad Suleiman Hassan (a.k.a. Mos'ad Abu Fagr); Despite that fact, Fagr remains locked at...