This study was written by Gamal Eid, legal researcher and the executive director of the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information.
It contains eleven sections on eleven Arab countries, an overview of the Internet in the Arab world, and recommendations to the Arab governments in an attempt to create a free Internet in the Arab world.
The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information would like to thank Emad Mubarak, the legal researcher and lawyer at Hisham Mubarak Law Center, for his valuable contributions to this study.
HRINFO also thanks Eman Herzallah, the translator at HRINFO, who translated this study into English, and Anand Balakrishnan, who edited the English version.
HRINFO gratefully acknowledges the Open Society Institute
(OSI) for its financial support to this study.
HRINFO also would like to thank the Middle East Online website, the B.B.C website, Elaph Electronic newspaper, Al-Hayat newspaper and Al-Bayan Emirate newspaper. They dedicate special coverage in their pages to the latest developments in the realm of Internet use in the Arab world; their coverage provided the study with much useful material.