The Exceptional Egyptian Human Rights Defender Yara Sallam

Brian Dooley Become a fan Director, Human Rights First’s Human Rights Defenders Program Posted: 08/14/2014 5:59 pm EDT Human rights defenders aren’t always easy company. It’s their job to be stubborn and sure of themselves, so they’re often intense, sometimes abrasive. Yara Sallam is an exception. She’s funny, engaging, and easygoing. And she’s in jail in Cairo. She’s been there

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Here’s How Anonymous Is Trying to Take Down the Israeli Government

    By launching a cyberwar. Anonymous — the faceless hacker collective best known for harrasing several American credit card companies, the Westboro Baptist Church and the Church of Scientology — has launched an aggressive assault on the Israeli government for their ongoing ground campaign in the Gaza Strip. And in true Anonymous fashion, they aren’t hiding it — they’re flaunting

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Gazafying Dissent

Tithi Bhattacharya and Bill V. Mullen on July 31, 2014 Israel does not want you to talk about the children it kills in Gaza.  And neither does your government. Western politicians and media have a long history of ignoring the horrific conditions under which Palestinians live under Israeli Occupation while paying universal homage to Israel as the “only democracy in

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Who would we be if we did not speak? A letter for Yara

31 July 2014 A dream will make us fight to see it come true. An expectation will lead to passivity and probably to disappointment.”
~ Mu Sochua On June 21, 2014, in Cairo, Egypt, a 28-year old Egyptian activist Yara Sallam was arrested by the authorities for participating in a peaceful demonstration calling for the repeal of the Protest and Public

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Global Dimensions of Digital Activism

            Edited by Ethan Zuckerman and Lorrie LeJeune Available under a Creative Commons non-commercial license Ways in which activists and scholars around the world are using digital tools for social change Book Description Increasingly, activists around the world are using digital tools to seek social change. In this online resource, activists and scholars document the

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