A TikTok criminal? See if your internet activity would risk jail in Egypt
In Egypt, simply posting a TikTok video can be dangerous. Take this quiz to learn how Egyptian authorities are criminalizing ordinary online activities.
A message from his family: Alaa in danger: beaten, blindfolded, and threatened in prison
Our friend, courageous Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah, is at risk of further beating, and of torture. Raise your voice to demand his release.
Saving free expression in MENA: what happens after Khashoggi’s death?
The international community must act to investigate the evident murder of Jamal Khashoggi, and to amplify Arab voices.
Would your internet activity put you at risk of going to jail in Egypt?
Take this quiz to see how your everyday online activities could put you at risk in Egypt, then share your results to help spread the word about rising threats to free expression.
United Nations HRC 39: Oral statement on Egypt’s cybercrime and media regulation law
Our oral statement with APC on the “cybercrime” and media regulation laws in Egypt, delivered by Wafa Ben-Hassine at the 39th session of the U.N. Human Rights Council.
When “cybercrime” laws gag free expression: stopping the dangerous trend across MENA
It’s not just Egypt. Throughout the Middle East and North Africa, laws purportedly aimed at increasing national security are putting human rights at risk.
Egyptian Parliament approves Cybercrime Law legalizing blocking of websites and full surveillance of Egyptians
The new “cybercrime” law approved by the parliament gives the government broad new censorship and surveillance authorities that threaten human rights. It must be withdrawn.
Free expression in MENA: death by a thousand cuts
Across the region, authorities are leveraging accusations of “fake news” and imposing harsh prison sentences — in some cases, 10 years — based on what an advocate has posted online.
مصر: مرت سنة تقريباً على الحجب والمواقع تصل إلى 500 موقع محجوب قبل الانتخابات الرئاسية
Egypt: more than 500 sites blocked ahead of the presidential election
Egypt’s severe online censorship and crackdown on civil society threatens human rights during the election period.