ANHRI and CTPJ launch the first Arabic guide for social networking websites
The 5th of May 2012,
Cairo.The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) and the Tunisian Center for the Freedom of the Press (CTPJ) launched the “Internet and Freedom of Expression” guide on May 4th, 2012 in Tunisia on the occasion of the International Day for the freedom of the press.
The guide is the first Arabic one containing six social networking websites and online blogs with an explanation of organizing Internet campaigns. It contains 130 pages with images explaining how to make use of the new media tools such as “Youtube” for posting and exchanging videos, “Bambuser” for live broadcast, “Facebook” for social networking, “Flickr” for posting and exchanging pictures, and “Twitter” for short blogging. It also includes a detailed illustrated explanation on how to create and use blogs on “WordPress”. Moreover, a special chapter was included to explain how to launch and manage online campaigns, as well as the Article regulating freedom of expression in international conventions and their relationship with the Internet, in addition to a specialized section on the development of the internet and the web.
The guide was prepared and overseen by the Egyptian blogger Mohamed Eltaher, Programs Coordinator at ANHRI, the rights activist Karim Abdel-Rady, laywer at ANHRI, the lawyer Rawda Ahmed, Deputy Director of ANHRI, Mina Mamdouh, researcher.
“This is the first guide of its kind in the Arab region, as it explains the usage of six of the most important new media and social networking websites in a single book that allows more effective online usage for novices and activists. Despite its simplicity, it was designed to make them benefit from its content regardless of the extent of their knowledge about these tools” said Gamal Eid, Executive Director of ANHRI.
The guide was launched on May 4th in a special celebration in Tunisia on the occasion of the celebrations taking place there in collaboration with UNESCO. This is the harvest of cooperation between ANHRI and CTPJ with the support of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX), the European Union, and Oxfam Novib.
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