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Hisham Almiraat

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Global Voices Advocacy Director

Hi! I am Global Voices Advocacy director and long-time member of the Global Voices community. I am passionate about citizen media and freedom of speech. I'm also a medical doctor and blogger. Prior to working with GV, I co-founded Talk Morocco and Mamfakinch. You can follow me on Twitter at @almiraat.

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2 December 2012

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Syria: “This Is Damascus!”

With the conflict in Syria showing no signs of abating and communications becoming increasingly difficult, a campaign of solidarity with the Syrian people starts on the internet. It's called "This...

29 November 2012

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Syria Plunges Into Total Info Darkness

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On Thursday, the US-based internet connectivity monitoring firm, Renesys, reported that internet was cut off in Syria. All of Syria's 84 IP address blocks were inaccessible, “effectively removing the country...

22 August 2012

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Morocco: Is the ‘Allegiance Ceremony’ a Thing of the Past?

The bay'a is the name of an annual ceremony of "allegiance" to the King of Morocco. Activists are planning to stage a counter-manifestation today to pledge "Allegiance to Dignity an...

10 August 2012

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Morocco: Students Demand Education Reform

In July, a group of Moroccan students launched a Facebook page called "The Union of Moroccan Students to Change the Education System". In less than a month, it attracted unprecedented...

20 July 2012

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Syria: Videos Document a Sharply Escalating Conflict

News from Syria set social media ablaze. Videos uploaded by activists on YouTube allowed viewers to follow key stages of a sharply escalating conflict.

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