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Hisham Almiraat

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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Latest posts by Hisham Almiraat

18 February 2012

Syria: Razan Ghazzawi and Female Colleagues Freed

Global Voices Advocacy

Syrian Blogger and Freedom of Speech advocate Razan Ghazzawi, who was arrested for the second time earlier this week, was released on Saturday along with her female colleagues. Her male...

17 February 2012

Syria: Razan Ghazzawi Arrested … Again

Global Voices Advocacy

Syrian security forces have arrested Syrian blogger and freedom of speech advocate Razan Ghazzawi again, along with 13 of her colleagues. Hisham Almiraat reports.

Morocco: New Video Calls on Moroccans to “Wake Up”

15 February 2012

Morocco: Student Jailed for Insulting King in Video

A 24 year-old Moroccan student, Abdelsamad Haydour, has been sentenced to three years in jail for criticizing the king of Morocco in a video posted on YouTube. The news of...

8 February 2012

Morocco: Busted for Posting Caricatures of the King on Facebook

On February 7, Walid Bahomane appeared before a court in the Moroccan capital Rabat. The 18-year-old is accused of "defaming Morocco's sacred values" by posting pictures and videos on Facebook...

15 January 2012

Morocco: Activist Rapper Freed

Mouad Belghouat "Al Haked" (The Indignant), a 24-year-old Moroccan rap artist and outspoken critic of Morocco's monarchy, was released on Thursday from prison where he had been held since last...

4 January 2012

Arab World: A Year In Pictures – Our Authors’ Selection

As we bid farewell to 2011 and look ahead to 2012, we asked our authors to share with you pictures that in their eyes have marked the past year in...

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