Online Activism has played a crucial role in raising awareness for social and political change. It allows for a faster method of communicating and arranging peaceful protests. This type of activism has ultimately led to the replacement of long-standing dictatorships during the Arab Spring and across the Middle East. Governments often impose crackdowns of social media activists and are known to restrict internet access as a means to deter organized public action.

CESD is one of the first non-profit organizations to have their websites blocked in Syria due to government interests. Within the first two years of our work, the Syrian government blocked our website numerous times, and without justification nor warning. We must recognize the importance of Internet Activism and Freedom, if we are to push for global democratic change and demand equal human rights.

Our electronic newsletter (Monitor) covers information regarding non-profit organizations in the MENA region. It also consists of information regarding open society, freedom and the dangers of restricted speech. During the Arab Spring in 2011, our members were active on social media. In order to prevent accounts from being deleted and banned, they shared methods with activists and journalists on how to safeguard social media accounts along with their information


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