Digital rights organisations launch the Arab Alliance for Digital Rights

A group of digital rights organisations from five Arab countries launched the Arab Alliance for Digital Rights (AADR) to advocate for digital rights and freedoms of internet users across the Arab region. The Alliance will be working with different local, regional, and global stakeholders to better adopt human rights norms online, and to advocate against suppressive internet practices and policies by local governments and international corporations operating in the region.

The network includes the Jordan Open Source Society (JOSA) (Jordan), the Iraqi Network for Social Media (INSM) (Iraq), the Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media (7amleh) (Palestine), SMEX (Lebanon), and the Technology and Law Community (Masaar) (Egypt).