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Anas Qtiesh

Program Manager at Interested in social media, combating internet censorship, and creating Arabic content on the Internet. @anasqtiesh on twitter.

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Latest posts by Anas Qtiesh

24 December 2011

Syria: Regime Affiliates Try to Frame Muslim Brotherhood for Damascus Car Bombs

Syrian official media outlets yesterday published a statement allegedly issued by the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood taking responsibility for the twin car-bomb attacks that caused heavy casualties in Damascus on Friday....

30 March 2011

Syria: Reactions to President Assad's Speech

President Bashar Al Assad finally made a speech Wednesday 30 March, 2011, at the Syrian Parliament after days of postponement and anticipation. The president's arrival at the Parliament was met...

25 March 2011

Syria: ‘Friday of Dignity’ Protests Erupt Countrywide

Massive protests broke in several cities in Syria today in response to calls for a “Friday of Dignity” after a brutal governmental crackdown left dozens of protesters dead in the...

23 March 2011

Syria: Reports of Mass Killings, and a Blogger and a Journalist Disappear

The crackdown on protesters in Daraa, Syria continues. At dawn, a special army unit reportedly killed at least six people during an attack on Al Omari Mosque to disperse protesters...

18 March 2011

Syria: Protests Across the Country, 6 Reported Killed in Dara'a

Syria is the latest country to join the wave of erupting protests across the Middle East. While previous calls for protests on 5 February failed, a renewed call to take...

8 February 2011

Syria: Facebook and YouTube Unblocked, Among Others

Internet in Syria has been heavily censored for years. Seemingly harmless sites like Facebook, YouTube, and Wikipedia Arabic have only been accessible through proxies and various circumvention software. Today, that...

27 January 2011

Syria: Internet Users Race to Support Egyptian Protesters

As protests to take down the Mubarak regime in Egypt rage on, Syrians are rushing to aid the protesters in every way they can.

Syria: State Media Propaganda In Regards To Tunisia and Egypt

31 August 2010

Egypt: Utilizing Technology to Demand Accountability on Torture, Police Brutality

Technology for Transparency Network

Bloggers and activists in Egypt are using freely available online tools to expose torture and police brutality and to hold the government accountable for these human rights abuses.

19 August 2010

Tech and Transparency in MENA: A Long Way to Go

Technology for Transparency Network

Technology for transparency activists are making headway in the Middle East and North Africa, but greater access to both technology tools and skills and legal assistance is needed in order...

4 June 2010

Syria: Lash Out Continues Against Israel's Raid on Gaza Aid Convoy

The deadly Israeli raid on the aid convoy headed to Gaza to break the blockade has once again brought the suffering of Palestinians in Gaza into the limelight. The political...

18 May 2010

Levant: Bloggers start warming up for World Cup 2010

The World Cup will kick off in about three weeks and bloggers across the Levant have already been busy using their keyboards and camera shutters trying to capture the hysteria...

3 April 2010

Lebanon: ArabNet discussed the future of Arabic web in English

Arabnet 2010 is a tech conference that was held in Beirut recently. While many of the participants considered it a success, there was a major criticism that kept people talking...

7 February 2010

Syria: Youth Rally in Support of Syrian Air

The US is imposing a series of trade and financial sanctions which are affecting the daily lives of Syrian citizens in several areas. Syrian youth use the Internet to protest...

18 January 2010

Syria: Journalist Maen Akel Still Detained

Maen Akel, a Syrian journalist, was arrested on November 11, 2009, by the Syrian Intelligence Department (State Security) in Damascus. Within 48 hours of his arrest he was also dismissed...

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