The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and 7amleh – the Arab Center for Social Media Development are honored to invite you to attend the study day “The Palestinian Cybercrime Law between Challenges and Opportunities more than a Year After its Implementation” on 22nd October 2019 at 10am at the Grand Park Hotel in Ramallah. 

Full programme:

9:30 – 10:00 Registration


10:00 – 10:15  Welcoming

Mr. Junaid Sorosh-Wali, UNESCO Officer-in-Charge, Head of Office.

Ms. Reem Amer, Board Member of 7amleh – The Arab Center for Social Media Advancement


10:15 – 11:15 First Session: National Review: One year after the implementation of the Cybercrimes Law

Facilitator: Ihab Al-Jariri


Review of the provisions of the law – Dr. Issam Abdeen, Head of the Local and Regional Advocacy Department at Al-Haq

The importance of the law in reducing cyber harassment – Ms.Nisreen Zeina, Head of Cybercrime Unit and the Information Technology Unit at the Attorney General’s Office

 Impact of the law on freedom of expression and opinion – Ashraf Abu Aram, Advocacy Coordinator at PNGO 

Discussion and questions


11:45 – 12:00 Break


12:00 – 1:00 Second Session: A Regional and International View of the Law

Facilitator: Dr.  Yara Hawari


Cybercrimes Law practices in the Arab region – Mohammed Najm, Director General, Social Media Exchange (SMEX)

Compatibility of the Palestinian Law with International Standards –  Dr. Ammar Dweik, General Director at Independent Commission for Human Rights

Digital Rights Between International Standards and Palestinian Cybercrimes Law – Yara Abu Meizer, 7amleh – The Arab Center for Social Media Advancement

Discussion and questions




1:30 – 1:45 Conclusions




























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