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Elwaleed Ahmed

Khartoum, Sudan
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About Elwaleed
Elwaleed Ahmed is a journalist specialized in news fact-checking and open-source journalism with more than ten years of experience in digital media. He worked and collaborated with several media companies and international organizations, such as Al Jazeera Media Network, Al Araby TV, AFP news verification service, the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), and Freedom House.
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Major declines

22 Nov 2023  |  Freedom House
The article discusses the state of internet freedom and digital repression globally, focusing on Iran, China, Myanmar, Belarus, Nicaragua, Cambodia, Turkey, Tunisia, the Philippines, Costa Rica, and Mexico. Iran faced significant internet restrictions following protests sparked by Jina Mahsa Amini's death. China continued its harsh crackdown on free expression, with the Chinese people showing resilience against censorship. Myanmar's military rule led to severe internet repression, including the execution of activist Kyaw Min Yu. The article also highlights the use of digital repression during elections, with Cambodia, Turkey, and Tunisia as examples. Newly elected leaders in the Philippines and Costa Rica have also contributed to the decline in internet freedom. The report is based on the 13th edition of Freedom on the Net, assessing internet freedom in 70 countries.

This video was filmed in Sudan, not an Israeli bombing on Palestinians collecting water in Gaza

21 Oct 2023  |  Factuel
A video circulated on social media claimed to show an Israeli bombing on Palestinians in Gaza was actually filmed in Sudan, depicting a Sudanese army bombing of a fuel depot controlled by Rapid Support Forces in Khartoum. The EU's foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, condemned Israel's water supply cut to Gaza as a violation of international law. Meanwhile, the conflict between the Sudanese army, led by Abdul Fattah al-Burhan, and the Rapid Support Forces, led by Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, has turned Khartoum into a military barracks, with over 9,000 people killed and millions in need of humanitarian aid.

Desperate search for missing amid Sudan's deadly clashes

01 May 2023  |  France 24
The article reports on the ongoing conflict in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, which began on April 15 and has resulted in hundreds of deaths and injuries, with many people still missing. The clashes between the army, led by Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the Rapid Support Forces, led by Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, have caused chaos and fear among the city's residents. Families are using social media and services like the International Committee of the Red Cross hotline and the Mafqoud online project to find missing relatives. The article shares personal stories of individuals who went missing during the conflict, such as Ayman Abu Arki, Hossam, and Babiker, a Coca-Cola plant worker. Despite efforts to locate them, many families face the grim reality of finding their loved ones deceased or not being able to retrieve their bodies due to the ongoing violence.

The future of telecommunications in Sudan amidst political turmoil

26 Jul 2022  |  SMEX
The article discusses the political situation in Sudan, focusing on the telecommunications sector's challenges following the military coup on October 25. General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan lifted the state of emergency, but the military continues to control key sectors, including telecommunications. The Communications and Postal Regulatory Agency, under military influence, has denied internet access and monitored personal communications, violating citizens' rights. Telecommunications companies have breached contracts with subscribers, leading to calls for compensation. Political instability has caused delays in development projects and the loss of skilled workers. The article also touches on the ongoing negotiations between military and civilian parties, facilitated by international and regional organizations, and the uncertain future of the telecommunications sector in Sudan.

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