Walid Al-Saqaf

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I am a senior lecturer in journalism and media technology at Södertörn University in Stockholm and a dual Swedish-Yemeni national with an experience in journalism spanning over 10 years during which I wrote for The Yemen Times, The Wall Street Journal, Gulf News among others. I started my academic career with a B.Sc. in computer engineering and later pursued my master and doctoral studies in media and communication. I am a member of the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society (ISOC) and also chair the Middle East Strategic Working Group of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). I also happen to be a software developer who created software tools such as Alkasir and Mecodify and I actively advocate for using technology to advance professional journalism, democratization and free speech.

Walid Al-Saqaf is watching

  • Yemen - (2016 - Economic, Social and Cultural rights and the internet)
  • Yemen - (2017 - National and Regional Internet Governance Forum Initiatives (NRIs))
  • Yemen - (2015 - Sexual rights and the internet)
  • Yemen - (2014 - Communications surveillance in the digital age)
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