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Rayna St.

former research fellow @ Paris Descartes University // now independent researcher and consultant at RS Strategy // Geek & DIYbio hacker // working to achieve gender equality in science & tech // human rights activist // former editor for Global Voices Bulgarian // Columnist for Al-Jazeera English, Nature Middle East, Jadaliyya,… // board member of the French chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation // founder of OpenMENA // human being

Between Bulgaria, Egypt & France

I tweet under @MaliciaRogue |
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Latest posts by Rayna St.

7 August 2014

#BooksForRasul: What Jailed Azerbaijani Human Rights Defenders Need Most? Books.

A former political prisoner invites people to send books to Azerbaijani activist Rasul Jafarov, who has been arrested and will be spending his 30th birthday in jail.

14 February 2014

Bosnian Protesters Demand Bread, Social Justice and Freedom of Speech

When the citizens of Bosnia’s second largest city, Tuzla, went out to protest on February 4, 2014, few expected to witness the countrywide unrest that erupted a week later.

19 November 2013

Egypt: Mohamed Mahmoud Won't Be Forgotten

Back in November 2011, violent clashes erupted in Mohamed Mahmoud Street, in Cairo. Protests erupt two years later in remembrance

20 October 2013

Morocco Censors the Web: Collateral Damage Allowed

A number of websites, among them popular social media platforms Instagram and Pinterest, have been blocked in Morocco. Also, one of the main independent media outlets, Lakome, has been censored.

12 October 2013

Nobel Peace Prize Fails to Pacify

Assad for Nobel Peace Prize 2014? This is one of many reactions after the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was named as this year's Nobel Peace Prize...

Protests in Iraq Crowdvoiced

29 September 2013

Saudi Clergyman Delivers Ground-breaking Science on Why Women Shouldn't Drive

Women in Saudi Arabia should not drive because driving will have adverse effects on their pelvis and ovaries, says a religious scholar. No Kidding.

1 June 2013

Turkey: “A Tree Dies, A Nation Rises”

The situation in Istanbul turned violent when police cracked down on peaceful protesters on Friday, May 31. The peaceful sit-in started five days ago where several tens of people gathered...

5 April 2013

Opening the Black Box of Governance: Alleviating Poverty With Data

Opening the data produced by public administrations is part of an effective approach to poverty alleviation. Despite the huge potential for the public good, this data is rarely released and...

21 December 2012

The Sinai Peninsula: Egypt's “Wild West”?

In April of this year, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dubbed the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt a “kind of Wild West” after rockets were fired from there targeting the resort...

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