· July, 2010

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from July, 2010

27 July 2010

Iran: Campaign to Free Jailed Photo-Blogger Hamed Saber

More than 70 Iranian university graduates and academics are calling for the release of Hamed Saber, an Iranian photo-blogger and computer scientist who was arrested for unknown reasons on 21...

26 July 2010

Web filtering In the Middle East using Bing Microsoft's search engine

Research conducted earlier this year examined the extent of Internet filtering in Arab countries made using Bing search engine of Microsoft for terms with a sexual orientation. Bing search engine...

19 July 2010

A Jordanian student sentenced to two years in prison over IM

According to the Next Web - Middle East, citing the Ammannet website, a Jordanian computer engineering student, by the name of Imad Al-Ash, has been arrested since February, 2010, and...

18 July 2010

For the first time in Israel – blocking Internet gambling websites

On July 2010 an article was published which received no proper attention so far – for the first time the Israeli police ordered Internet Service providers to block access to...

17 July 2010

Israel – Another step in government restrictions on the Web

Two weeks ago, when police directive was published for the first time in Israel, instructing the Internet providers to block access to some gambling websites, the economic Committee  of the...

14 July 2010

Egypt: Blogger Released After More Than two Years in Detention

After about three years of detention, the Egyptian blogger Mus'ad Abu Fagr was finally released on Tuesday, June 13th, 2010. Though more than eight release orders were issued to him...

8 July 2010

Lebanon: Three Arrested for Facebook Postings

Lebanese Naim George Hanna, 27, Antoine Youssef Ramya, 29, and Shebel Rajeh Qassab, 27, have been arrested for posting Facebook statuses against the Lebanese President Michel Suleiman. The Lebanese online...

5 July 2010

Mass Gmail Phishing in Tunisia

Lately, Internet users in Tunisia started complaining about difficulties accessing their Gmail account, and rumors began to circulate about an imminent censorship of Google's email service. Since the new wave...