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How authorities targeted rising online stars for violating ‘family values’
| Hossam’s venture came in response to an effort by Likee to expand their live streaming base.
10 November 2020
21 min read
Learning the proper posture to become an internet imposter while reading Impostures
| These days we’re all trying to hide on the internet.
3 June 2020
14 min read
A three-step guide to becoming a model Facebook citizen in Egypt
| I don’t remember exactly when I decided to create a parallel identity for myself on Facebook.
30 December 2019
22 min read
A brief history of memes
| Memes have become a new virtual medium of its own, just like television, radio, or books
17 October 2019
1 min read
Video | Big Brother: What’s on your mind?
| The 8th episode of the 3rd season of Andeel’s satirical series Big Brother
23 May 2019
13 min read
Tax time online?
| How feasible are plans to tax social media ads and e-commerce transactions?
19 July 2018
7 min read
Who are ‘the forces of evil’ controlling Egypt’s media?
| A spat with the BBC or the start of broader crackdown: Mada speaks to media regulators and lawyers
1 March 2018
freedom of the press
39 min read
The rise and fall of Karmoz: How a local journalism platform tried to escape Egypt’s center
| We trace the five-year journey of Alexandria-based news organization Karmoz
7 May 2017
11 min read
Media and technology: Beyond the Stockholm Syndrome
| Lina Attalah writes about two skeptical interventions made this year at international media conferences,
13 September 2016
Who’s afraid of free media?
Attempts to restrict new media in its challenge to state-led discourse
3 October 2018
Why did Twitter suspend a Reuters journalist’s account in Egypt?
Account blocking, false flagging tactics, internet trolls and hate speech
16 December 2017
The Salaita case and Middle East studies
On September 11, the University of Illinois Board of Trustees will vote on whether or not to honor an
10 September 2014
9 min read
Smear campaign, arrests in blowback over Fairmont rape case
1 September 2020
5 min read
Public Prosecution: 7 of 9 defendants in Fairmont rape case fled the country before complaint filed
26 August 2020
5 min read
Ongoing arrests of social media personalities on morality charges
1 June 2020
3 min read
Activist Shady al-Ghazaly Harb brought before Supreme State Security Prosecution
15 May 2018
3 min read
Prosecution renews detention of Ibrahim Khalil for 15 days on charges of atheism
27 December 2017
2 min read
Lawyer Mohamed Ramadan to remain in detention awaiting October retrial for inciting violence, due in court Tuesday over island protests
10 July 2017
| Dad: "All your friends are calling people names on Facebook, and you are sitting here watching documentaries? You're soft, boy!"
26 May 2015
On your mind
14 May 2015
We need to talk
| Man's text: "We need to talk..."Woman's text: "Ok."
3 April 2015
Cartoon: Marketing skills
| "I know it's a bit small, but on Instagram with a toaster filter I swear it'll look perfect." ("Why are the shutters on the inside and the glass on the outside?")
13 September 2014
| How many likes for my birth picture?
12 September 2014
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| We are left with two choices: to withdraw entirely or to talk about trees. How do we create a third?
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