Sixth Panel: Israeli strategies and tactics used to restrict Palestinian digital rights
Time: 18:00 – 20:00
The digital space for Palestinian digital activism is shrinking.Israeli funded organized campaigs of online trolls, mobs and brigades are working to deplatform and defund Palestinian leaders, influencers and organizations. This panel will discuss this crucial threat and seek to better understand how these Israeli targeted strategies are impacting Palestinians digital rights and the global movement for Palestine.
- Israeli Strategies and Tactics in Controlling the Palestinian Online Sphere | Nadim Nashif, Executive Director of 7amleh – The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media
- Digitization of Repression – Israeli Violations of Freedom of Publication and Expression of the Palestinians | Soheir Asaad, International Advocacy Coordinator – Adalah Center
- How to Overcome the Phenomenon of Incitement against Arabs in Social Media Networks? | Amjad Shbaita, Sikuy
Nadim Nashif is a Social Entrepreneur & Digital Rights Defender, Executive Director and Co-Founder of 7amleh – The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media (Palestine), Co-Founder of Wusul Digital Academy a digital marketing School. He is a committed Digital Rights Defender and community organizer. He has worked on youth and community development issues for the past 20 years. In 2013, he co-founded 7amleh – The Arab Center for Social Media, which is focused on strengthening Palestinian’s ability to use social media and digital activism tools to defend human rights online.
Soheir Asaad is International Advocacy Coordinator in Adalah. She is a lawyer and has an LL.M. degree with honors from the Center for Civil & Human Rights at the University of Notre Dame (US), with a focus on international human rights law. Soheir also holds an LL.B. from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She is a Fulbright scholar and, with a scholarship from Notre Dame’s Center for Civil & Human Rights, Soheir worked as a research fellow at the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies in Tunisia. She has also worked previously as parliamentary advisor to Parliament Member Haneen Zoabi, focusing on the rights of Palestinian women. Soheir is also a Palestinian political and feminist activist.