CYRILLA at FIFAfrica 2019

In September, the sixth Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) was hosted in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Malcolm Kijirah and Jackie Akello from CYRILLA partner, the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT), were in attendance to discuss and share views on digital rights and internet freedom in Africa, and to build contacts […]

August Roundup: Freedom of Expression on Trial

Our monthly roundup highlights trends in digital rights law from around the world. Last month, Ukraine, Uganda, and Kenya put free speech on trial; Nepal and Turkey introduced new laws restricting freedom of expression; and India’s annexation and blackout in Kashmir spurred criticism from both inside and outside the country. Freedom of Expression on Trial […]

July Roundup: New Laws Restrict Free Expression

CYRILLA’s monthly roundup highlights digital rights legal updates and trends to contextualize the legislation and caselaw in our database. As governments continue to propose restrictive new laws in the name of progress, the CYRILLA Collaborative is committed to documenting these instances. Al-Jazeera English recently covered our efforts to catalogue legislation and caselaw in the Middle […]

After RightsCon: What’s Next for CYRILLA?

Work continues full-steam ahead with the CYRILLA Collaborative! Last time, we updated you on our inaugural strategic partners’ meeting, hosted at Harvard University Law School and the Berkman Klein Center back in January. Last month, we were fortunate to keep that momentum going at our second strategic partners’ meeting for the CYRILLA Collaborative, held immediately […]

Becoming CYRILLA: A Quick Recap of the Past Year

Welcome! This is CYRILLA’s most recent update to the Digital Rights Law mailing list, but we wanted to share it with everyone following the project as well. If you are interested in the development of digital rights law, you can subscribe to the mailing list. We’re excited to share with you some news on the […]

ADRD at IFF: Learning Who Will Use the Datasets, and How

In early March, I and the Datasets’ legal adviser, Nani Jansen, led a session on the datasets at the Internet Freedom Festival (IFF), a weeklong gathering in Valencia, Spain, of digital rights advocates from all over the world. We used the session — Data Exploration Hackathon: Visualizing the Relationship between Rule of Law and Digital Rights in MENA […]

Datasets Featured in MEDMEDIA Projects Database

MedMedia is a cross-Mediterranean program, implemented by multiple stakeholders and designed to “complement ongoing campaigns to promote media freedoms and overcome the barriers to sectorial change.” As part of the initiative, a database of media development projects across the region has been created to help minimize overlap of efforts, among other aims. The Arab Digital […]

A Webinar with Silk.co on the Arab Digital Rights Datasets

Update August 10, 2016: Silk was purchased by Palantir and is no longer being maintained. We will be updating the dataset and porting over the data to a new online outpost in mid to late 2017. In this webinar, I spoke with Jurian Bass and Sarah Aoun, from Silk.co, a platform where people can easily […]

Datasets Kick Off MENA Internet Policy Observatory Workshop in Istanbul

Earlier this month, the Annenberg School for Communication’s Internet Policy Observatory teamed up with Citizen Lab, ASL19, Social Media Exchange, 7iber, and Kadir Has University’s New Media Department to host an Internet Policy Research Methods Workshop focused on policy development in the MENA region. The program brought together young scholars and activists working in digital rights and the […]