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16 November 2016
RuNet Echo explores popular stereotypes about foreigners gleaned from autocomplete suggestions generated by the website Yandex, Russia’s most popular Internet search engine.
22 September 2016
While telecommunications cuts continue in North Sinai, Russians contemplate a porn-free Internet and a Kuwaiti royal faces jail time for insulting the emir on Snapchat.
11 September 2016
Mothers are leading the fight against Female Genital Mutilation in Egypt, pinning their hopes on younger and future generations.
26 July 2016
Thanks to YouTube, almost half a century after it was first created, the Ukrainian cartoon series "How the Cossacks.." is making a global comeback.
22 May 2016
Magdi Hanna grew up in Egypt, but when he moved to the United States, he found a calling fixing the decades-old musical machines.
19 May 2016
Social media is back on in Uganda, but off in Iraq; a new tool helps Russians make friends (and target victims); and @Verdade reveals that Mozambique is conducting mass surveillance.
12 May 2016
16 April 2016
"The numbers are increasing to thousands and the roar is getting louder: “People demand to overthrow the regime."
15 April 2016
10 April 2016
Lawyers have filed complaints against the move, saying Sisi's decision to give up the Red Sea islands of Sanafir and Tarin, without approval from Parliament, is "unconstitutional."
8 April 2016
"Every day I become even prouder of taking part in the great January revolution that toppled a corrupt regime."
3 April 2016
Moustafa Jacob, a Syrian artist, used the Oscars to kick off his campaign #IamSyrian. Little did he know that this initiative would snowball to showcase international solidarity with Syrians.
29 March 2016
"We can finally celebrate the first Arab Muslim hijacker who is not declared a terrorist but a psychologically unstable person. :) #EgyptAir," tweets Patrick Baz.
A lone hijacker has reportedly hijacked Egypt Air flight MS181, forcing the flight to be diverted to Larnaca Airport in Cyprus after claiming he was wearing an explosive belt.
25 February 2016
A bid offering Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El Sisi for sale went up on eBay minutes after he said he would even sell himself to bail out the country.
24 February 2016
Egyptian novelist Ahmed Naji has been sentenced to two years in prison for publishing a chapter of his "sexually explicit" novel in a magazine.
22 February 2016
"I will take the AIDS from the patient then give it to him as a skewer of Kofta to nourish him," announced army Major General Ibrahim Abdel-Atty in 2014.
12 February 2016
Egyptian cartoonist Islam Gawish was detained briefly for running a website without a license and drawing cartoons with "political connotations." He was released after a backlash on social media.
7 February 2016
Egyptian doctors are threatening a nationwide strike if an investigation is not launched after colleagues in a teaching hospital were assaulted by policemen. Netizens back doctors in their demands.
3 February 2016
Social media activists face legal threats in Africa and Latin America, Malaysia blocks Medium over corruption coverage, and Saudi pulls back death sentence for Palestinian artist Ashraf Fayadh.