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New Middle East and North Africa Coalition to Combat Digital Surveillance

New York, June 8, 2021– From Morocco to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), governments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are using digital surveillance tools to identify, surveil, and silence dissidents, journalists, and human rights defenders. Launched on June 7, 2021, the new MENA Coalition to Combat Digital Surveillance has come together to end the sales of digital surveillance tools to repressive…

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Muslim Brotherhood members shout slogans during a protest in front of the Supreme Judicial Council in Cairo on Friday. Arabic on the T-shirt reads, 'clean judiciary.' (AP/Amr Nabil)

More journalists attacked in Cairo, Alexandria clashes

New York, April 23, 2013–At least 13 journalists were attacked amid clashes between supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and the opposition Friday in Cairo and Alexandria. Demonstrators supporting the Muslim Brotherhood were calling for reform of Egypt’s judiciary, while opposition groups were protesting the Brotherhood and the government it leads. 

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