Helmi Noman is a Research Affiliate of the Berkman Center. His research focuses on the Internet, media and telecommunications laws, and issues surrounding filtering and censorship in the Middle East and North Africa region. Helmi's research also explores the impact of information and communication technologies on the Arab information societies, Arabic web content, how the use of the Internet defies the social and political structures in the region, and the potential systemic changes cyberspace can bring to real space in the Arab region. His research projects include examining how politically and socially vulnerable communities in the Arab world use anonymous and pseudonymous speech online and mapping and exploring the structure and content of the Arab blogosphere and Twittersphere.
As a Fulbright Scholar, Helmi received a Master's degree in Communications, Computing, and Technology & Education from Columbia University.