Mapping digital rights violations and threats in Palestine

The Arab Centre for Social Media Advancement (7amleh) published a report on the Internet Freedoms in Palestine: Mapping of Digital Rights Violations and Threats, focusing on the challenges to the telecommunications infrastructure and the violations to digital rights by state and non-state actors in Palestine. The report argues that digital rights are curbed by the political and geographical fragmentation, and pinpoints three key recommendations to improve the situation. First, civil society organisations have a fundamental role in raising awareness and defending digital rights. Second, technology and social media companies should be held accountable for infringing digital rights. Third, more research on gender based violence on the Internet is required to counter violations against Palestine women.