• Free ArabsWho are we?
  • Free ArabsWhat do we stand for?
  • Free ArabsWho supports us?

image sample A group of free-minded bloggers, journalists, and activists, we are based in the Middle East, North Africa and the rest of the world. Keen on perpetuating the democratic spirit of the Arab Spring, we confront both autocrats and extremists with audacious reporting and whistle-blowing, daring opinion-writing, and creative, edgy artwork.

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who we stand for tab thumb We fight authoritarianism and corruption, advocate free elections and open government, and champion civil rights. Speech, thought, opinion, belief, expression... all freedoms are our friends. Our baseline: Arabs too are worthy of universal Human rights! ... And we're fun! Intellectual curiosity, creativity, and humor are our staples. Join the club!

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who supports us tab thumb Launched with financial support from a small group of independent Arab journalists, Free Arabs is—and vows to remain—totally independent of any government or political party, group or institution. We do not—and will not—pursue any other agenda than those stated in our editorial line: figting corruption, defending democracy, and promoting creativity.

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Free ArabsWho are we?

image sampleA group of free-minded bloggers, journalists, and activists, we are based in the Middle East, North Africa and the rest of the world. Keen on perpetuating the democratic spirit of the Arab Spring, we confront both autocrats and extremists with audacious reporting and whistle-blowing, daring opinion-writing, and creative, edgy artwork.

The wave of grassroots protests commonly known as the Arab Spring, which overthrew 3 dictators and challenged autocratic regimes all across the Middle East, was sparked by a new generation of Arab citizens: young, democratic, Internet-savvy activists. That’s us.

Yet, as revolutions have succeeded or recessed across the region, we, Arab young democrats, have lost much ground. We still face resilient autocratic governments, who crush us whenever they have a chance. And we also face religious fundamentalist movements, who—let’s face it—are better organized, and more appealing to the masses than we have ever been.

Both Arab old-guard elites and the fundamentalists have deep pockets clomid-info.com, wide support networks, and massive media artillery. We, by contrast, have only… Facebook and Twitter (which, by the way, they too know how to use.)

The time has come to do something about this.

The goal of this project is to provide us, democratic- and liberal-minded Arabs with a global platform, a digital haven for speaking out and reaching out to global constituencies, while building ties and developing a strong network among us.

Concretely? We join forces to publish original and powerful multimedia content, one that is consistent with our shared editorial line

Wanna join the club? Mar7aba! Submit your contribution (text, image, audio or video) here.

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