The Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Al Shabaka, The Palestinian Policy Network and 7amleh, the Arab Center for Social Media Advancement cordially invite you to join our discussion on Israel’s “digital occupation” policies.


The Heinrich Böll StiftungAl ShabakaThe Palestinian Policy Network and 7amlehthe Arab Center for Social Media Advancement cordially invite you to join our discussion on Israel’s “digital occupation” policies.

Topic: “Digital Occupation”: Policies to silence Palestinians


Date: May 24th / Time:   2 pm – 4 pm
Location: Heinrich Böll Foundation’s Office in Ramallah

(Near Friends Boys School, 5th floor, Conference Room)

Guests: Juman Quneis: Instructor, Birzeit University

Nadim Nashif: Director, 7amleh

Sam Bahour: Policy Advisor, Al-Shabaka 
Welcome by Dr. Bettina Marx (hbs)

Moderation by Nur Arafeh (Al-Shabaka)













Juman Quneis, Instructor at the Media Department at Birzeit University, will examine the concept of “digital occupation” and Israel’s use of social media as a space of surveillance and control. Nadim Nashif, Al-Shabaka Policy Analyst and Director of 7amleh, will focus on Israeli online incitement and harassment to crack down on Palestinian freedom of expression online. He will also examine Facebook’s pro-Israeli bias through censorship and information sharing policies. Al-Shabaka Policy Analyst, Sam Bahour, will share with us the experience of 43 companies that published an open letter requesting PayPal to work from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. What happened? What was the outcome? What are the lessons leant? How could we strengthen advocacy efforts in the future?


The event will be conducted in English and a light lunch will be served.

We look forward to your participation and joining our discussion



Please RSVP:  or call 02-2961121


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