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Abir Ghattas

Abir Ghattas is a Lebanese activist, blogger and a digital communication strategist with a focus on women rights, freedom of speech and digital security in the MENA region. Abir holds a BS in Computer Sciences and a Master's in Communication and Media studies. She is somewhere between Marseille and Beirut.

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Latest posts by Abir Ghattas

22 August 2016

A New Digital Tool Helped Rio de Janeiro Activists Document Abuses in the Olympics

CrowdVoice.by enables activists and grassroots organizations to collaboratively curate media related to their causes.

26 January 2016

The Lebanese ‘Christian Marriage’ Between Aoun and Geagea Leaves Many Skeptical

When one former warlord endorsed another former warlord, ordinary Lebanese started sharing stories of their suffering during the civil war. Abir Ghattas and Joey Ayoub share some of those stories.

20 January 2016

Warlords to the Lebanese People: Let’s Forgive and Forget!

The Bridge

25 years after the end of the civil war Lebanon remains a deeply divided country, and attempts by former warlords to paper over the past can only worsen the situation.

18 January 2016

Will Lebanon Finally Have a New President After Geagea Endorsed Aoun?

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea has endorsed his war time rival Michel Aoun's candidacy for presidency today. Will Lebanon finally have a new president after 20 months without one?

8 October 2015

Arrest and Prison Time for Journalists and Bloggers over Facebook Posts in Lebanon

Global Voices Advocacy

Two Lebanese Facebook users found themselves sentenced to prison for posts they wrote on the social networking site.

18 September 2015

The Lebanese Government vs Protesters: Oppression, Arrests and Thugs

Forty-three people were arrested in Lebanon on Wednesday for protesting against the second round of talks between political powers to end the presidential stalemate.

8 July 2015

For Arab Human Rights Defenders, Hacking Team Files Confirm Suspicions of State Surveillance

Global Voices Advocacy

"Rights groups knew Egypt using Hacking Team spyware since 2012; Sunday's hack just proved it," says Egyptian activist Ramy Raoof.

2 July 2015

Which Lebanese and Arab Media Covered #SaudiCables and Which Ones Didn't?

The silence of major newspapers and media outlets towards more than half a million leaked documents from Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs is deafening.

31 March 2015

Yemen's No Fly Zone: Thousands of Yemenis are Stranded Abroad

Due to the No Fly Zone in Yemen, thousands of stranded Yemenis cannot return home and are stranded in airports around the world.

30 March 2015

News and Search Websites Blocked in Yemen as Conflict Escalates

Global Voices Advocacy

Several websites, some of which include content critical of the Houthi takeover in Yemen, have been blocked by Yemen's largest ISP.

27 March 2015

Who to Follow on Yemen on the Second Day of Saudi-Led Air Strikes

Yemeni journalists, bloggers and activists are covering the current war in Yemen. Abir Ghattas takes a look at what they are saying

26 March 2015

Civilian Death Toll on the Rise as Saudi Arabia Leads Airstrikes on Yemen

The civilian death toll is on the rise in the current war waged by Saudi Arabia and its allies against the Houthis in Yemen.

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