Walid Al-Saqaf

Walid Al-Saqaf
Title: Postdoktor
School/office: School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
E-mail: This is an email address
Phone: +46 19303339
Room: F3125

Profile

Walid Al-Saqaf started his career as a software developer upon graduating with a computer engineering B.Sc. degree in 1998 from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. Upon working as a network and IT administrator at the Yemen Times in Yemen, he moved to the profession of journalism where he became the editor-in-chief of the same newspaper in 1999. In 2005, Walid worked for the Wall Street Journal's Washington DC bureau as an Alfred Friendly Press Fellow. In 2006, Walid resumed his studies and earned a Master in Global Journalism and in 2014, he earned his PhD in media and communications.

By combining skills and expertise in both journalism and information technology, Walid aimed at focusing on projects and research that links the two domains together. His most recent interests have become in Internet censorship worldwide but in the Arab world in particular.

Apart from his lecturing and other research tasks at Örebro University, Walid had a role as an activist and IT consultant through his software Alkasir, which had a notable contribution to the understanding of Internet censorship and identifying efficient ways to overcome it. He has also been involved in advocating policies to uphold freedom of expression on the Internet.

His work has awarded him recognition by TED, ICANN, RIPE and won him Örebro University's 2010 Democracy Award.

Walid is a sought after expert in Internet censorship and new media aspects in the Arab world and has contributed to research and projects by several organizations such as HIVOS, Global Voices, Global Integrity, Web Foundation. He is also an active member of ISOC and chairs its Yemen Chapter.

Research Areas

• ICT for development
• Internet governance
• Cyber security
• Online freedom of expression
• Online Journalism & Web 2.0
• Internet Censorship & Circumvention (read more)

Articles & publications

  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2012) Censory overload: How a reluctant journalist used his software skills to aid the Arab Spring. Columbia Journalism Review (May/June 2012)
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2012) Open data vital for a new Yemen: How open governments can build on the Arab Spring to deliver true freedom, The Guardian, April 13, 2012 [WWW] http://www.guardian.co.uk/public-leaders-network/2012/apr/13/open-data-vital-for-yemen Last accessed on April 20, 2012
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2011) "Internet censorship and the lost cause of online political freedom" Paper presented at the Second International Conference on Democracy as Idea and Practice, University of Oslo, Norway.
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2011) "Political website censorship: a predominantly Arab phenomenon" Paper presented in Arabic language at the Internet and Freedom of Expression in the Arab World, ANHRI, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2011) No hope of foreign help, Gulf News, September 24, 2011 [WWW] http://gulfnews.com/opinions/columnists/no-hope-of-foreign-help-1.873848 Last accessed on Jan 5, 2012
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2010) Yemen: Al Qaida isn't the only problem, Gulf News, January 2, 2010 [WWW] http://gulfnews.com/opinions/columnists/yemen-al-qaida-isn-t-the-only-problem-1.560810 Last accessed on 5th Oct 2011
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2009) Yemen must find a solution, Gulf News, September 24, 2009 [WWW] http://gulfnews.com/opinions/columnists/yemen-must-find-a-solution-1.540640 Last accessed on 5th Oct 2011
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2009) There is no easy way out for Yemen, Gulf News, June 6, 2009 [WWW] http://gulfnews.com/opinions/columnists/there-is-no-easy-way-out-for-yemen-1.2419 Last accessed on 5th Oct 2011
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2007) What's the 'good news' in Iraq?, Gulf News, November 30, 2007 [WWW] http://gulfnews.com/opinions/columnists/what-s-the-good-news-in-iraq-1.214549 Last accessed on 5th Oct 2011
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2007) GCC needs a defense shield, Gulf News, November 20, 2007 [WWW] http://gulfnews.com/opinions/columnists/gcc-needs-a-defence-shield-1.213140 Last accessed on 5th Oct 2011
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2007) Sinking with the dollar, Gulf News, November 9, 2007 [WWW] http://gulfnews.com/opinions/columnists/sinking-with-the-dollar-1.211868 Last accessed on 5th Oct 2011
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2007) Triumph for Saudi-UK diplomacy, Gulf News, November 2, 2007 [WWW] http://gulfnews.com/opinions/columnists/triumph-for-saudi-uk-diplomacy-1.210800 Last accessed on 5th Oct 2011
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2007) New vote, same council, Gulf News, October 25, 2007 [WWW] http://gulfnews.com/opinions/columnists/new-vote-same-council-1.207879 Last accessed on 5th Oct 2011
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2007) A failed Yemen is bad for GCC, Gulf News, October 6, 2007 [WWW] http://gulfnews.com/opinions/columnists/a-failed-yemen-is-bad-for-gcc-1.205489 Last accessed on 5th Oct 2011
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2007) How to stop illegal aliens, Gulf News, November 28, 2007 [WWW] http://gulfnews.com/opinions/columnists/how-to-stop-illegal-aliens-1.202574 Last accessed on 5th Oct 2011
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2007) Handicap of GCC Internet sector, Gulf News, September 18, 2007 [WWW] http://gulfnews.com/opinions/columnists/handicap-of-gcc-internet-sector-1.201269 Last accessed on 5th Oct 2011
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2010) “Internet censorship challenged: How circumvention technologies can effectively outwit government attempts' to filter content. Alkasir: a case study” SPIDER ICT4D Series 2010:3 pp. 71-93
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2010) Aid Missions Gone Astray - Reporter's Notebook: Yemen, Global Integrity Report, 2010 [WWW] http://www.globalintegrity.org/report/Yemen/2010/notebook Last accessed 21, Jan 2012
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2009) Internet: A Challenge to Arab Regimes' Control of Information in Kierulf, Anine; Ronning, Helge, Freedom of Speech Abridged, Gothenburg: NORDICOM (2009)
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2008) Empowering Citizens through the Web in Rudebeck, Lars; Hellstrom, Johan; Melin, Mia (Eds.), Big Brother and Empowered Sisters: The Role of New Communication Technologies in Democratic Processes, Uppsala: Collegium for Development Studies (2008)
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2008) Reporter's Notebook: Yemen, Global Integrity Report, 2008 [WWW] http://report.globalintegrity.org/Yemen/2008/notebook Last accessed on 21, Jan 2012)
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2008) The Impact, Role, and Ideology of Yemeni News Websites. Master dissertation, Örebro, Sweden: Örebro University (2008)
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2007) Media Sustainability Index - Yemen, Bahrain, Qatar, and the UAE Chapters, Washington, DC: IREX
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2006) Reporter's Notebook: Yemen, Global Integrity Report, 2006 [WWW] http://back.globalintegrity.org/reports/2006/yemen/notebook.cfm Last accessed on 21, Jan 2012)
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2006) Media Sustainability Index - Yemen, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, and the UAE Chapters, Washington, DC: IREX
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2005) Mideast Free-Trade Plan Inches Forward Fighting Resistance, The Wall Street Journal, August 23, 2005
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2005) Yemeni female scholar achieves excellence in the U.S. , The Wall Street Journal, July 20, 2005
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2005) Muslim Activist Wages 'Gender Jihad', The Wall Street Journal, July 6, 2005
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2005) World Bank Aims For Big Impact In Small Projects, The Wall Street Journal, June 8, 2005
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2005) Newsweek Has Arabic Edition Challenge, The Wall Street Journal, May 25, 2005
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2005) Bush Team Launches New 'Hawala' Crackdown, The Wall Street Journal, May 24, 2005
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2005) Global Growth to Slow Amid High Oil Prices, The Wall Street Journal, April 13, 2005
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid (2005) Global Growth to Slow Amid High Oil Prices, The Wall Street Journal, April 13, 2005
  • Al-Saqaf, Walid & Herrick, Thaddeus (2005) Gasoline Prices Are Forecast To Keep Rising, The Wall Street Journal, April 8, 2005
  • Al-Saqaf had also written over 500 articles for Yemen Times during (1999-2005)

Conferences and other activities

  • Beirut (24-26 November 2014): Participated as a speaker in an ICANN workshop held during the Third Arab IGF
  • Beirut (23-24 November 2014): Participated in the First ISOC Middle East Regional Workshop
  • Malta (21 November 2014): Participated as a speaker on the challenges of social media at MCA2014
  • Washington, DC (19 November 2014): Spoke on digital activism at the Fusion Rise Up conference
  • Gothenburg, Sweden (1 November 2014): Participated as a speaker at FSCON2014 by Gothenburg University
  • Oslo, Norway (28 October 2014): Gave a lecture on Internet censorship at Oslo University MEVIT4614
  • Istanbul, Turkey (1-3 September 2014): Participated as a speaker at the 9th Internet Governance Forum
  • Sana'a, Yemen (19-21 August 2014): Participated in and organized -through ISOC-Yemen- the Introductory Internet Governance Meeting.
  • Stockholm, Sweden (27-28 May 2014): Participated as a panelist in the 2014 Stockholm Internet Forum and co-organized one if its unconference sessions.
  • Örebro, Sweden (23 May 2014): Led the organizing committee of Global Journalism Day 2014.
  • Paris, France (19-21 May 2014): Participated in the IGF Open Consultation and MAG Meeting.
  • Warsaw, Poland (15-16 May 2014): Presented an academic presentation at the RIPE Academic Initiative held during the RIPE68 Meeting.
  • Amman, Jordan (9-11 May 2014): Participated as a panelist in the Third Arab Media Defenders Forum
  • Toronto, Canada (29 March-3 April 2014): Participated in the Cyber Dialogue Conference and the annual meeting of the Cyber Stewards Network of the Citizen Lab, the University of Toronto.
  • Singapore (23-27 March 2014): Participated in ICANN49 Meeting in Singapore as an ICANN Fellow.
  • Amman, Jordan (20-23 January 2014): Participated in the 4th Arab Bloggers’ Meeting and spoke on a panel about privacy and free speech on the Internet
  • Sanaa, Yemen (13 November 2013): Curated and organized the TEDxSanaa 2013 conference.
  • Sanaa, Yemen (12 November 2013): Gave the keynote speech to launch the ISOC-Yemen chapter.
  • Bergen, Norway (1-3 November 2013): Gave a speech at the Rafto Human Rights Award in Bergen.
  • Oslo, Norway (28 October 2013): Gave a lecture on Internet censorship at Oslo University MEVIT4614
  • Bali, Indonesia (22-24 October 2013): Participated in a couple of panels at IGF 2013.Algeirs, Algeria (1-3 Octeber 2013): Moderate a panel on freedom of expression on the Internet and a participated as a speaker in a workshop on cybersecurity at the Arab IGF 2013.
  • Uppsala, Sweden (21 September 2013): Gave a talk at TEDxUppsalaUniversity.
  • Whistler, Canada (18-22 August 2013): Gave a talk at the TED Fellows Retreat 2013
  • Sanaa, Yemen (24 July 2013): Gave a presentation to selected members of the National Dialogue Committee on the Independence of Media Institutions
  • Sanaa, Yemen (24 July 2013): Gave a presentation at the Ministry of Human Rights on using ICTs to combat corruption
  • Jarash, Jordan (16-18 June 2013): Presented to the Arab Integrity School on using ICTs for countering corruption
  • Istanbul, Turkey (10-13 June 2013): Participated in training Arab activists on using VOIP and censorship circumvention software and techniques
  • Stockholm, Sweden (22-23 May 2013): Attended the Stockholm Internet Forum
  • Beijing, China (5-12 April 2013): Attended the ICANN 46 Meeting as an ICANN Fellow
  • Toronto, Canada (15-21 March 2013): Attended the Global Cyber Dialogue conference and the Cyber Stewards meetings at the Citizen Lab of the University of Toronto
  • Long Beach, USA (22 February – 2 March 2013): Attended –as a TED Senior Fellow- the TED 2013 Long Beach annual conference, including a host of workshops and activities.
  • Sana'a, Yemen (31 December 2012): Organized TEDxSanaa as the first TEDx event in Yemen.
  • Stockholm, Sweden (26 November 2012): Gave a TEDx talk at the TEDxStockholmSalon conference.
  • Washington, DC, USA (12-17 November 2012): Participated in advisory board meetings of Aswat-NDI.
  • Boston, USA (18-22 October 2012): Invited by Harvard University to present a research paper on the opportunities that ICTs provide to help economic development in Yemen during political transition.
  • NYC, USA (23-26 September 2012): Participated as an invited speaker at an event coordinated by Freedom House and the US Department of State on the Lifeline project's impact in promoting civil society and human rights in Yemen during the Arab Spring.
  • Edinburgh, UK (22-3 May 2012): Gave a TED Talk while participating at TEDGlobal 2012 as a Senior TED Fellow on research results concerning Internet censorship in the Middle East.
  • Brasilia, Brasil (17-18 April 2012): Gave an opening plenary speech at the Open Government Partners annual assembly for 2012 on the use of technology to promote transparency and combat censorship.
  • Long Beach, USA (24 February – 3 March 2012): Attended –as a TED Senior Fellow- the TED 2012 Long Beach annual conference, including a host of workshops and activities.
  • Seattle, USA (23 February 2012): Participated in ObfuscationFest 2012, hosted by the University of Washington and Internews to explore improvement of cyber censorship circumvention tools.
  • Cairo, Egypt (2 February 2012): Participated in a Meeting on Media Development in Yemen, organized by International Media Support.
  • Istanbul, Turkey (22-26 January 2012): Invited by NDI to present and discuss techniques that Arab activists could use technology to protect privacy, enhance security and circumvent Internet censorship.
  • Oslo, Norway (10-11 December 2011): Attended the Nobel Peace Ceremony as a guest and delegate member accompanying Nobel Laureate Tawakkul Karman.
  • Brugge, Belgium (7-9 December 2011): Gave a presentation and provided some expert opinion on developments in Yemen as part of the ongoing Arab Spring and how technology was used. This was part of a course by Folke Bornadotte Academy on "Conflict Prevention in Practice, Yemen as a case study".
  • Aarhus, Denmark (10-11 November 2011): Gave a presentation about Alkasir, censorship and censorship circumvention in the "Modes of communication, deliberation and democratic values" workshop by Aarhus University.
  • Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina (19-21 September 2011): Gave a presentation on alkasir and Yemen Portal at a workshop by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung on 'Political Activism and the Role of New Media' in a conference on "Challenges for Media Development in South East Europe".
  • Stockholm, Sweden (27 May 2011): Presentation on the Arab revolutions and website censorship and circumvention at the conclusion session of the Swedish Institute's Young Leaders Program.
  • Stockholm, Sweden (8 April 2011): Presentation on new media's role in the Arab revolutions and the utilization of censorship circumvention (alkasir as a case study) in a one-day seminar by SIDA entitled "No business as usual in the Arab World".
  • Austin, Texas (March 2011): Participated at a University of Texas in Austin in my capacity as a graduate student concerned with the use of ICTs in the International Online Journalism Symposium.
  • Kalmar, Sweden (15 March 2011): Gave a presentation on Alkasir and website censorship at Linnaeus University.
  • Oslo, Norway (13 January 2011): Presented a paper at the Second International Conference on Democracy as Idea and Practice organized by the University of Oslo.
  • Cairo, Egypt (11 January 2011): Presented a paper on Internet censorship in the Arab world at the regional meeting 'Freedom of Expression in the Arab World' organized by ANHRI.
  • Rabat, Morocco (December 2010): Participated in the MENA Network Advocacy Group workshop by NDI.
  • Stanford, US (11-12 October 2010): Presented at a Liberation Technologies conference organized by Stanford University.
  • Stockholm, Sweden (September 2010): Gave a presentation about Alkasir at a conference on "Independent Media in Exile" organized by Fojo Media Institute, with World Press Freedom Committee of Freedom House.
  • Budapest, Hungary (September 2010): Presented at the pre-conference workshop and participated at the conference 'Internet at Liberty' organized by Google and Central European University
  • Oxford, UK (July 2010): Gave a TED-U talk at TEDGlobal2010 on efforts to fight cyber-censorship through the development of alkasir.
  • Grahamstown, South Africa (July 2010): Participated in the Second World Journalism Education Congress organized by Rhodes University.
  • Cracow, Poland (July 2010): Gave a speech and presentation during the High Level Community of Democracies' Meeting on the use of new technologies in promoting democracy.
  • Stockholm, Sweden (April 2010): Gave a presentation at the Föreningen för utvecklingsfrågor (FuF) on Internet censorship.
  • Katrineholm, Sweden (March 2010): Presented a paper on literature related to Internet censorship (as part of a PhD thesis)
  • Cairo, Egypt (September 2009): trainer in a workshop organized by the American University in Cairo (Kamal Adham Center for Journalism) for a dozen Arab journalists on the use of circumvention techniques to bypass online censorship.
  • Sanaa, Yemen (July 2009): Provided training in two workshops (one with Article 19 and another with the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate) in the field of access to information over the Internet and circumventing website censorship.
  • Oslo, Norway (June, 2009): Gave training and spoke at the Global Forum for Freedom of Expression (June 1-6).
  • Cairo, Egypt (May, 2009): Spoke and launched officially the Beta version of alkasir website censorship circumvention and tracking software during the "Blogging the Future" summit.
  • Utrecht, The Netherlands (April, 2009): Participated in an introductory session as a Research Assistant for a EU project studying Media and Citizenship among Arabs.
  • Risstissen, Germany (April, 2009): Was a participant in a workshop organized by the Harvard University's Berkman Center and Aspen Institute-Germany on Blogging, Cyber Censorship and Internet Activism in the Middle East.
  • Cairo, Egypt (December, 2008): Participated in the first Arabic Techies Workshop, where discussions on collaboration among technology pioneers and activists took place with the objective of promoting activism and social participation in the Arab world.
  • Oslo, Norway (October, 2008): Was hosted as a guest lecturer on YemenPortal.net, its history and application at Oslo University.
  • Copenhagen, Denmark (September, 2008): Participated as speaker in a conference by International Media Support on ICTs in networked communication environments.
  • Budapest, Hungary (June, 2008): Participated on behalf of YemenPortal.net in the 2008 Citizen Summit organized by Global Voices Online (http://globalvoicesonline.org).
  • Gothenburg, Sweden (June, 2008): Participated on behalf of YemenPortal.net in the 3-day 15th World Editors Forum and World Newspapers Congress.
  • Stockholm, Sweden (May, 2008): Gave a presentation at the Swedish Institute about his work in the field of access to information through YemenPortal.net
  • Bali, Indonesia (May, 2008): Participated in the Global Inter-media Dialogue III event, which focused on "Ethical Journalism in Extreme conditions: The challenge of Diversity"
  • Maputo, Mozambique (May, 2008): Participated as a speaker in the UNESCO Press Freedom Day 2008 Conference, in which he talked about his work in the field of access to information through YemenPortal.net
  • Uppsala, Sweden (April, 2008): Participated as a speaker at an Uppsala University conference on "ICT and Democracy - Big Brother and Empowered Sisters"
  • Oslo, Norway (March, 2008): Was hosted by the Oslo University College to lecture on new media in Yemen and the role of YemenPortal.net in promoting freedom of expression on line.
  • Sanaa-Yemen, Doha-Qatar, Dubai-UAE, Manama-Bahrain (Jun & Jul 2007): Carried out panel discussion meetings and wrote reports for the IREX Media Sustainability Index for 2006.
  • Medellin, Columbia (May 2007): Attended the 2007 UNESCO Press Freedom Award as a jury member and also presented a speech centering on impunity during a 2-day conference there.
  • Oslo, Norway (January 2007): Was part of a visiting delegation from Orebro University to participate in an academic activity on Peace Journalism hosted by the University of Oslo.
  • Helsinki, Finland (November 2006): Attended a series of seminars arranged by the University of Orebro (Sweden) with counterparts in Finland focusing on media and development
  • Colombo, Sri Lanka (April 2006): Participated in a conference on media’s role in development and as one of its jury members, attended the UNESCO World Press Day award ceremony.
  • Dubai, UAE (March 2006): Participated in the Second Middle East Publishing Conference
  • Muscat (Oman), Manama (Bahrain), Dubai (UAE) – February 2006: Carried out panel discussion meetings and wrote reports for the IREX Media Sustainability Index for 2005
  • Manama, Bahrain (November 2005): Participated at the Forum for the Future conference on behalf of the Doha Human Rights Dialogue delegation
  • Doha, Qatar (November 2005): Participated in the Human Rights Dialogue event in preparation for the Future for the Forum for 2005
  • Amman, Jordan (September 2005): Participated on behalf of Yemen –was the only participant from Yemen- in the Global Media Forum on Media Development.
  • Geneva, Switzerland (September 2005): Participated and gave a speech at the Preparation Assembly meetings of the World Summit on Information Society
  • Los Angeles, USA (August 2005): Toured the Los Angeles Times and participated in an open forum on Islam and Media at the Los Angeles Press Club.
  • New York City, USA (June 2005): Participated in Headquarters meetings and toured Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal’s main office
  • Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA (June 2005): Participated in a Poynter Institute workshop on print journalism and media development
  • Washington DC (March 2005): Participated in an international press fellowship in association with the Wall Street Journal.
  • Washington DC (December 2004): Attended the 4th World Summit on Global Peace and Good Governance.
  • Rabat, Morocco (December 2004): Participated in the Civil Society Forum for the Future meeting
  • Toulouse, France (November 2004): Covered the official handover of new airbus A330 to Yemenia.
  • New York City, USA (September 2004): Participated on behalf of Arab civil society in the preparatory meeting on “Forum of the Future” organized by the US department of State and the UN.
  • Abu Dhabi, UAE (September 2004): Participated through teleconferencing in a workshop dedicated to reforms in the media in the Middle East and North Africa region.
  • Beirut, Lebanon (September 2004): Participated on behalf of Yemen in the ‘Role of the Civil Society in Reform in the Arab World’ seminar held by the UNDP and Lebanese Transparency Association.
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (August 2004): Participated in the Malaysia International Visitors Program on behalf of Yemen and participated in roundtable discussions and meetings with Media people to explore potential cooperation.
  • Tokyo, Japan (June 2004): Was invited by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and represented Yemen’s independent media in meetings and roundtable discussions.
  • Istanbul, Turkey (May 2004): Participated in the 57th World Newspapers Congress and 11th Editors Forum arranged by the World Association of Newspapers.
  • Brussels, Belgium (April 2004): Participated in the European Union’s Visitors Program as a guest of the European Commission.
  • Seoul, S. Korea (January 2004): Represented Yemen in the "Good Governance for a World in Crisis" Summit held during January 25-29 2004.
  • Genova, Italy (January 2004): Representative of Yemen's delegation at the International conference "Children of the Mediterranean".
  • Amman, Jordan (December 2003): Participated in a workshop on media and law.
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (October 2003): Participated in Tourism Exchange 2003 & OIC Expo.
  • Brussels, Belgium (July 2003): Seminar on EU Trade Policies (preparing Cancun)
  • Athens, Greece (March ‘03): Participated in conference about EU monetary policies in ME & N Africa
  • Kuwait City, Kuwait (October 2002): Guest visitor to the Ministry of Information.
  • Salzburg, Austria (March 2002): Seminar on organized by the renowned Salzburg Seminar.
  • Berlin, Germany (January 2002): Information visit and meeting German parliamentarians
  • Dubai, UAE (Jan 2002): Seminar on Press Freedom in Developing Countries by Dubai Press Club
  • Washington, DC, USA (April 2000): World Bank Journalist Training Workshop
  • Ottawa & Montreal, Canada (March 2000): Workshop by CIDA on Information in Yemen
  • The Hague, Netherlands (March 2000): Press Delegation for the 2nd World Water Forum
  • Oxford, UK (February 2000): Seminar on the Freedom of the Press by the British Council
  • Amman, Jordan (February 2000): Information Training for Seminar Coverage organized by CFD
  • Beirut, Lebanon (October 1998): Workshop on Information Technology for News Media by Jemstone

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Publications

Articles in journals |  Doctoral theses, monographs |  Other | 

Articles in journals

Al-Saqaf, W. (2012). Censory overload: how a reluctant journalist used his software skills to aid the Arab Spring. Columbia Journalism Review.

Doctoral theses, monographs

Al-saqaf, W. (2014). Breaking digital firewalls: analyzing internet censorship and circumvention in the arab world. (Doctoral dissertation). Örebro: Örebro university.

Other

Al-Saqaf, W. (2012). Open data vital for a new Yemen: how open governments can build on the Arab Spring to deliver true freedom. London: The Guardian.

Updated: 2014-12-11

Editor: Walid Al-Saqaf