On August 31, Cyber Stewards Network partner Hisham Almiraat launched the Moroccan Digital Rights Association, or also known as Association des droits numériques (ADN) in French. Almiraat is also the director of Global Voices Advocacy, an international organization advocating for freedom of expression online.
For the next three years, the organization plans to focus their attention on privacy and surveillance issues. The next big item on the agenda is creating a national workshop to bring together all the stakeholders and set priorities for the short term.
The Moroccan Digital Rights Association is in partners with Privacy International (UK), Nawaat (Tunisia), Unwanted Witness (Uganda) and HRD Coalition (Kenya), and was started with the support from Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) (Sweden).
The organization can be followed on Twitter here and Facebook here.