ExpertiseDemocracy and Political Participation
Women Human Rights Defenders
Mona Shtaya Internet of Humans Podcast Nov 28, 2023
Digital apartheid and the use of social media algorithms in humanitarian crises Global Voices Nov 14 2023
FEATURE Israel-Hamas war: ‘Dire’ disinformation spreads globally Reuters Oct 31, 2023
Israeli restrictions leave Palestinians facing digital divide The Guardian Oct 30, 2023
The Destruction of Gaza’s Internet Is Complete Wired Oct 27, 2023
Tainted Narratives: Tech Giants Harming Users in War Time The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Oct 24, 2023
Palestinians Claim Social Media ‘Censorship’ Is Endangering Lives Wired Oct 21, 2023
The Differences Between Israeli and West Bank Tech Bloomberg Oct 11, 2023
Unparalleled disinfo amplifies Israel-Gaza battle Politico Oct 10, 2023
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Mona Shtaya (@Monashtayya) is a digital rights advocate and communication expert with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa region.
She is a commentator, policy analyst, and researcher whose expertise includes tech policies, content moderation policies, online censorship, and surveillance.
She is the MENA Campaigns and Partnerships Manager and global corporate engagement lead at Digital Action (@DigitalActionCo) , a non-profit group which campaigns against digital threats to democracy and human rights.
Mona is a non-resident fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, focusing on surveillance, privacy, and digital rights in the MENA region. She is a non-resident scholar for the Middle East Institute in the Cyber Security and Emerging Technology Program and the Palestine-Israel program.
Mona previously worked as the Advocacy and Communications Manager at 7amleh- The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media, and as the community outreach specialist and social media specialist at Transparency Palestine, the national chapter of Transparency International.
She holds a MA in Social Media and Digital Communication from the University of Westminster.