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Joey Shea


Information Controls Fellow


Joey investigated digital surveillance and censorship in Egypt. She documented network interference during the 2019 Egyptian constitutional referendum and also monitored arrests based on digital expression.

Her research situated these technological interventions within the broader social, economic, and political context in Egypt since 2013. She worked with Netblocks to document the censorship of an opposition website during the constitutional referendum. Joey wrote an op-ed arguing against the export of censorship tech to authoritarian regimes and analyzed the economic impacts of Egypt's censorship. She compiled a dataset of 333 digital expression arrests in Egypt from 2011 until 2019 and analyzed the data in the project's final report (released in October 2019 and can be accessed here). She authored two more op-eds (here and here) unpacking Egypt’s multifaceted regime of information controls.

Funding to date

2018 $36,100 8 months
Information Controls Fellowship

Total Funding: $36,100


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