To galvanise advocacy for free expression online in the Arab
Netizens of the Arab world (especially online activists, bloggers, and
Explanatory and exploratory
Matter of fact. Adversarial but not antagonistic
Online & social media
To have Arabic version as well (i.e. easy to localise)
LOCATION / CONTEXT
Is 2011 (Arab spring) a dividing line for online expression?
Is there a domino effect between countries? If one country passes
a law, does it encourage other countries to follow lead? Velocity?
Is there a difference between origination and amplification?
Is there a relationship between different applications of laws and
the regional subdivision?
There is urgent need to code cases of online speech-related legal
harassment, with the grounds and articles under which people are
being prosecuted, so that they can be correlated with the laws and
What’s the criteria for including laws in the dataset?
How can we best show the contradictions?
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