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The Intersection of Cybersecurity and Digital Rights

January 22, 2024

This paper seeks to explore the different characteristics of the intersection of cybersecurity and digital rights in Egypt. It starts with an explanation of how cybersecurity intersects with digital rights and introduces the right to cybersecurity. The paper proceeds to discuss the main features of cybersecurity in Egypt through the cyberthreats faced by it, as well as the legislative and institutional frameworks for dealing with these threats, and the political exploitation of cybersecurity in Egypt.

Combating Hate Speech on the Internet

February 6, 2023

This paper seeks to provide enough information for forming a clear picture of the issues concerning hate speech on the Internet and combating it. It also seeks to offer pointers to an alternative approach to dealing with hate speech on the Internet in a way compatible with the balanced observance of human rights.

Introduction to Combating Hate Speech

November 28, 2022

This paper seeks to offer an introduction to the different concepts related to hate speech, introducing as much balanced definition of hate speech as possible, through exploring the heated debate around if restrictions on the right of free expression can be justified on account of combating hate speech and if so, where and how to draw the limits of such restrictions.

Blocking: An Established Censorship Tool in Egyptian Legislation

December 7, 2021

The legislative environment and judicial rulings in Egypt are full of rules and principles related to imposing forms of censorship over contents of different forms, visual, vocal, and read. Naturally, these tools have evolved along with technology, and the increasing role of the Internet in recent years in enriching contents, providing alternative platforms and unlimited […]

The Free Internet We Want (4): Centralized Network Alternatives

November 30, 2021

      The Free Internet We Want is a series of research papers: The Free Internet We Want (1): How the Internet became centralized, and what that means? The Free Internet We Want (2): How Internet centralization affects us The Free Internet We Want (3): What do we mean by “Free Internet”? The Free […]

The Free Internet We Want (3): What do we mean by “Free Internet”?

November 8, 2021

  The Free Internet We Want, is a series of research papers: The Free Internet We Want (1): How the Internet became centralized, and what that means? The Free Internet We Want (2): How Internet centralization affects us The Free Internet We Want (3): What do we mean by “Free Internet”? On this page: What […]

How the Cybercrime Law Imposes Several Responsibilities on Website Administrators

October 24, 2021

  On this page: How does the law define website administrators? General responsibilities related to managing and using the website, account, or email. Responsibilities related to negligence, shortcomings, or failing to implement security and protection measures. Responsibilities related to hiding or tampering with digital evidence in case of a crime committed through the website. The […]

The Free Internet We Want (1): How the Internet became centralized, and what that means?

October 10, 2021

The Free Internet We Want, is a series of research papers: The Free Internet We Want (1): How the Internet became centralized, and what that means? The Free Internet We Want (2): How Internet centralization affects us The Free Internet We Want (3): What do we mean by “Free Internet”? On this Page: Centralized and […]

Big Technology Companies and Freedom of Expression | Policy Paper

August 29, 2021

Introduction In the end of last year, specifically, during and in the aftermath of the US presidential elections, big technology companies censorship practices caught a wide and intense attention. This was especially true when Twitter suspended the account of the former president Donald Trump, after his tweets questioned the integrity of the voting process, claiming […]