iGmena forms ILA Advisory Board  

Following the launch of a call for policy experts, iGmena formed the Internet Legislation Atlas Advisory Board. The main mission of ILA-AB is to support the implementation of the fourth phase of the project through providing guidance in applying and visualizing the indicators on Internet legislation. Members will hold the position for the period of July – December 2016.

Alongside individual members who expressed interest in joining the Board, the project’s global and local partners are represented. The ILA-AB has in total 16 members from Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen. Members also represent different stakeholder groups: civil society, regulatory authority, academia, technical community and international organizations. The ILA-AB members are listed below:

Individual members
  • Walid A. Al-Saqaf
  • Sana Ali
  • Dhouha Ben Youssef
  • Riyadh Al Balushi
  • Hafedh Al Yahmadi
  • Khouloud Dawahi
  • Hisham F. Tahat
  • Doaa Hamed Shendy

Member organizations (project partners)
  • ASL 19, local partner in Iran, represented by Ali Bangi
  • Maharat Foundation, local partner in Lebanon and Syria, represented by Tony Mikhael
  • Support for Information Technology Center, local partner in Egypt, represented by Mahmoud M. El Banhawi
  • Amor Boubakri, local partner in Tunisia 
  • Amawi, Takrouri, & Associates, local partner in Jordan, represented by Rami Takrouri
  • ARTICLE 19 represented by Niels ten Oever
  • Hivos represented by Hanane Boujemi
  • iGmena represented by Noha Fathy

The bios of the ILA-AB members are available here.

The ILA-AB is going to have the first face-to-face meeting next August to work on testing ILA indicators on Internet legislation, reflect on how it could be applied by the at-large community, identify areas that need further clarification and ponder over the visualization of these indicators to bring them live. 

Thanks to the members for their time!