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Marlyn Tadros

Executive Director, Virtual Activism

August 4th, 2010, Activist/Humanitarian, Arabic, Boston, Civil Society, Development, English, Law and Human Rights, Non-Governmental, North Africa and Middle East, North America, USA, Women's Rights

Marlyn Trados

Dr. Marlyn Tadros teaches Computer and Internet Technologies at the Arts Institute of New England in Boston. She is a specialist on human rights in the Middle East, with a particular focus on the role that technology can play in promoting human rights.

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Tightening censorship in the UAE

May 3rd, 2010, Comment & Analysis

Despite efforts to liberalize its economy, invite foreign investment, and develop cosmopolitan ‘global cities’, the UAE has repeatedly failed to distance itself from the murkiest of censorship practices, and has carefully maintained a grey cloud of ambiguity that continues to obscure freedom of expression. For years censorship has been an everyday reality for citizens and the millions of expatriates living in the UAE; with books, newspaper output, and Internet access all being heavily restricted. This, unfortunately, is a necessary evil of the autocratic traditional monarchies that maintain their stranglehold over the nation’s resources and its citizenry.

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Elazar Barkan

Co-Director, Columbia University Center for the Study of Human Rights

April 23rd, 2010, Academia, Author/Novelist, English, Israel, Law and Human Rights, Minority Rights, New York, North Africa and Middle East, North America, North America, Palestine, Think tank/Research center, USA, War and Conflict

Elazar Barkan

Dr. Elazar Barkan is Professor of International and Public Affairs at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, and the Director of its Human Rights Concentration as well as the Director of the University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights. He was the founding Director of the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (IHJR).

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‘Netizens’ and the fate of Iranian reporters

April 19th, 2010, Comment & Analysis

Earlier this month, GEF expert Mona Eltahawy participated in a panel discussion at John Hopkins University on the subject of media freedom in Iran. The panel consisted of journalists and professors, and was hosted by SAIS, the School of Advanced International Studies. Watch the video on YouTube here.

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'Netizens' and the fate of Iranian reporters

April 19th, 2010, Comment & Analysis

Earlier this month, GEF expert Mona Eltahawy participated in a panel discussion at John Hopkins University on the subject of media freedom in Iran. The panel consisted of journalists and professors, and was hosted by SAIS, the School of Advanced International Studies. Watch the video on YouTube here.

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Ronit Avni

Founder and Executive Director, Just Vision

February 12th, 2010, Activist/Humanitarian, English, French, Hebrew, Israel, Law and Human Rights, Non-Governmental, North Africa and Middle East, North America, North America, Palestine, USA, Washington DC

Ronit Avni

Ronit Avni is the Founder and Executive Director of Just Vision, a non-profit organization that informs local and international audiences about under-documented Palestinian and Israeli joint civilian efforts to resolve the conflict through non-violent means.

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