Stories about Israel

10 February 2017

Travel Blogger Faces Eight Years in Azerbaijan Prison Over Nagorno-Karabakh Visits and Posts

One blogger, three passports and the intricate international relations of the Caucasus region. This gets pretty complicated.

13 January 2017

Israel Advances New ‘Facebook Bill’, Threatening Free Speech

Between October 2015 and January 2016 alone, Israel arrested 150 Palestinians on the grounds of "incitement through social media."

4 November 2016

Demystifying Social Media Censorship — in Arabic, Spanish and English

Social media platforms have terms of use that restrict several types of content including nudity, hate speech, and violence. But these difficult-to-define rules are always subject to interpretation.

9 September 2015

Digital Citizen 3.6

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

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.

30 July 2015

Digital Citizen 3.4

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

17 June 2015

Netizen Report: Indian Blogger Stuck Between Dubious Copyright Claim and Lousy Local Law

Internet access is decimated by war in Yemen, Hong Kong activists face arrest over alleged computer crime violations, and Snowden docs travel panda-to-panda in a new work by Ai Wei...

18 May 2015

Digital Citizen 2.9

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

24 July 2014

Israel Struggles to Win “Hearts and Minds” in Media War on Palestine

Israeli social media strategist Niv Calderon is waging a war of words on Palestine. “There is a media war, and each citizen, each computer user, is a soldier,” he says.

11 July 2014

As Rockets Rain on Gaza, Facebook Does Nothing to Stop Hate Speech Against Palestinians

A Facebook page featuring multiple posts in Hebrew calling for violence against Palestinians and Arabs has been active for three weeks.