Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

ONI Blog: Egyptian Blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah Releases Letter From Prison
Egyptian blogger and activist Alaa Abdel Fattah released a letter from prison last week revealing details about his month-long incarceration. After the October 9 demonstration in Cairo, the most violent clash between the state and civilians since Hosni Mubarak was ousted,...
ONI Blog: Threats to the Open Net: November 4, 2011
Every week, the OpenNet Initiative provides a weekly news roundup (dubbed "Threats to the Open Net") in addition to our usual in-depth blog posts. If you would like to subscribe to the RSS feed for our newsreel, our entire blog,...
ONI Blog: Threats to the Open Net: October 21, 2011
Every week, the OpenNet Initiative provides a weekly news roundup (dubbed "Threats to the Open Net") in addition to our usual in-depth blog posts. If you would like to subscribe to the RSS feed for our newsreel, our entire blog,...
ONI Blog: Tunisian Internet Agency Admits to Testing Western Companies' Censorship Software
At the third annual Arab Bloggers Meeting this week, it was revealed that Tunisia has been secretly testing western companies' censorship software. AB11's website recently reported that software companies offered discounts to the Tunisian government in order to test and track...
ONI Blog: Threats to the Open Net: September 30, 2011
Every week, the OpenNet Initiative provides a weekly news roundup (dubbed "Threats to the Open Net") in addition to our usual in-depth blog posts. If you would like to subscribe to the RSS feed for our newsreel, our entire blog,...
ONI Blog: Threats to the Open Net: September 16, 2011
Every week, the OpenNet Initiative provides a weekly news roundup (dubbed "Threats to the Open Net") in addition to our usual in-depth blog posts. If you would like to subscribe to the RSS feed for our newsreel, our entire blog,...
ONI Blog: Three Online Activists Arrested in Morocco
Morocco’s populist movement has seen a jolting response from the government in the last few days. Global Voices recently reported that three online activists have been arrested in the country. Mohamed Douas, Moad Belghouat, and Younes Belmalha have all...
ONI Blog: Threats to the Open Net: September 9, 2011
Every week, the OpenNet Initiative provides a weekly news roundup (dubbed "Threats to the Open Net") in addition to our usual in-depth blog posts. If you would like to subscribe to the RSS feed for our newsreel, our entire blog,...
ONI Blog: Libya's Internet Restored Briefly After Months of Silence
Recently, various sources have reported that Libya’s Internet has been turned back on after more than six months of a government-mandated blackout. On August 21, Internet connectivity was restored in Tripoli just as rebels were taking over the capital. CNN...
ONI Blog: Threats to the Open Net: September 2, 2011
Every week, the OpenNet Initiative provides a weekly news roundup (dubbed "Threats to the Open Net") in addition to our usual in-depth blog posts. If you would like to subscribe to the RSS feed for our newsreel, our entire blog,...