Freedoms in the digital era: The rights to free speech and assembly in the UAE
Freedoms in the Digital Era: The UAE and the rights to free speech and assembly
The new digital era brings with it a dark side of censorship and strict surveillance of online content. In the UAE, individuals are regularly arrested for their critical posts on social media.
Join the ICFUAE, along with the Queen Mary Free Speech Society and Politics and International Relations Society for a panel discussion on the abuses to freedom of speech and assembly in the digital era in the United Arab Emirates.
WHEN: Monday 13 March 2017 18:30 – 20:00 GMT
WHERE: Bancroft Building 2.40, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS
- Hanane Boujemi, Senior Manager at the Internet Governance Programme MENA Region, Hivos
- Padraig Hughes, Legal Director at the Media Legal Defence Initiative
- Shazia Arshad, journalist and former Campaigns Manager at ICFUAE
- More TBC.
Register via Eventbrite https://freedoms-in-the-digital-era-in-the-uae.eventbrite.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org.