· August, 2015

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from August, 2015

28 August 2015

Is Telegram's Compliance with Iran Compromising the Digital Security of Its Users?

Telegram has been complying with the Iranian government to block features, a cause for privacy concerns on a platform that boasts secure communication.

24 August 2015

Digital Citizen 3.5

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.

19 August 2015

New Research: Iranian Internet Users May Care More About Access than Security

With over 100,000 subscribers, Filtershekanha serves as a compelling case study in how Iranians evade internet censorship.

17 August 2015

Human Rights Protections Weaken as Tunisia Fights Terror

Despite the PM's reassurance that "people can talk or write whatever they like," authorities have been cracking down on speech.

14 August 2015

Should Conspiracy Theories Enjoy Free Speech Protections?

To what extent, should conspiracy theories enjoy free speech protections? Three members of the Global Voices community share their thoughts.

13 August 2015

Turkish Authorities on Blocking Binge as Political Tensions Rise

Pro-Kurdish and leftist media sites are among the 96 websites most recently blocked by Turkish authorities.

3 August 2015

Iran Closes Down Hardline Newspaper After Anti Nuclear Deal Coverage

Iran's Press Supervisory have closed down 9 Dey, a hardline newspaper that has published dissenting views to the nuclear deal signed between Iran and the P5+1 countries, signed in Vienna on...