Mona Shtaya is a Palestinian digital rights defender working in the MENA region. She is working as Advocacy Advisor at 7amleh- The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media, and a non-resident scholar for the Middle East Institute (MEI) in the Cyber Security and Emerging Technology Program. Mona is getting an MA in Social Media and Digital Communication at the University of Westminster. Mona Previously worked as the community outreach specialist at Transparency Palestine, the national chapter of Transparency International.
The repression of tech workers opposed to Project Nimbus highlights why the Google-Amazon contract with the Israeli government is a threat to everyone's freedom of speech, and further undermines Palestinian rights and freedoms, writes Mona Shtaya.