Fifteen Years of Blockade and Short-term Aid for Gazans

This past month, Gazans enter their 15th year under Israeli and Egyptian blockade, under which over two million people are cut off from the world. The escalations this past May were another cycle of violence known too well to generations of Palestinians in Gaza.

Narratives and Social Media: Palestinians’ Uphill Battle

Palestinians faced an escalation in the suppression of their voices and narratives through social media platforms—specifically Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok—whether by taking down content, suspending accounts, or even deleting archival stories.

Arab Spring Revolutions: Dreams and Prospects of Political and...

There is no doubt that the Arab Spring revolutions have greatly contributed to the formation of the collective consciousness of many groups in society, especially youth, women and marginalized groups such as the LGBTQ community.

Accountability for the Beirut Port Explosion: One Year Later

On August 4, 2020, tonnes of ammonium nitrate that had been neglected at the Beirut Port exploded, killing at least 207 victims, injuring another 7,500, and leaving 300,000 homeless. One year later, accountability in any form remains far from being realized.

Access to Information in Tunisia

Five years after the law’s passing, how does has it fared, what has implementation looked like, and what efforts are stakeholders taking to improve its track record?

Access to Information Laws in MENA

In a new four-part series, our authors unpack the importance of this right in the MENA region, focusing on Jordan, Tunisia, and Lebanon, and speaking to stakeholders on prospects for reform.

TIMEP and CPJ: Joint UPR Advocacy Fact Sheet on...

In an effort to comprehensively address the deterioration of press freedom in Lebanon, this fact sheet proposes recommendations relevant to both the country’s legal framework and its violative practices.

TIMEP and CPJ: Joint UPR Submission on Press Freedom...

TIMEP and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) have submitted a joint stakeholder report ahead of the third cycle of Lebanon’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR), set to take place in January and February 2021. 

TIMEP Brief: Export of Surveillance to MENA Countries

The export of surveillance technology to MENA governments has led to violations of the rights to life, privacy, and freedom of speech, among others, imperiling journalists, activists, and researchers.

Ten years ago, Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi stood in the middle of traffic, shouted “How do you expect me to make a living?” and set himself on fire, catalyzing popular protests in Tunisia and across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and creating a lens through which advocates, scholars, and policymakers understand the region until today.