The Internet Freedom Fallacy and the Arab Digital activism (via sami ben gharbia)

A seminal essay on the chutzpah of the US administration to believe it can, often sans any sensitivity towards or understanding of local dynamics, through direct action, policies and practices, strengthen internet freedom globally.

The Internet Freedom Fallacy and the Arab Digital activism Introduction This article focuses on grassroots digital activism in the Arab world and the risks of what seems to be an inevitable collusion with U.S foreign policy and interests. It sums up the most important elements of the conversation I have been having for the last 2 years with many actors involved in defending online free speech and the use of technology for social and political change. While the main focus is Arab digital activism, I have … Read More

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