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Threats to Free Expression in the Middle East and North Africa

With all of the social media successes of the Arab Spring, it would be all too easy to overlook the struggles faced by bloggers throughout the region. And yet, 2011 was one of the worst years on record for netizens in the region. From new revelations about surveillance technology exports from the West to brutal crackdowns on bloggers, I will provide an overview of threats to free expression in the region through the lens of the events of 2011…and how you can help.