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Más allá de Pegasus: políticas públicas contra periodistas y sociedad civil en El Salvador

Unsafe anywhere: attacked by Pegasus, women activists speak out

17 Jan 2022

Front Line Defenders and Access Now’s new report, “Unsafe anywhere: women human rights defenders speak out about Pegasus attacks,” unpacks the first-hand experiences of women navigating an increasingly hostile and dangerous environment.

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Unsafe anywhere: attacked by Pegasus, women activists speak out
17 Jan 2022
Unsafe anywhere: attacked by Pegasus, women activists speak out
Más allá de Pegasus: políticas públicas contra periodistas y sociedad civil en El Salvador

Unsafe anywhere: women human rights defenders speak out about Pegasus attacks

17 Jan 2022

Access Now and Front Line Defenders reveal the hacking of two women human rights defenders from Bahrain and Jordan using Pegasus spyware.

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Unsafe anywhere: women human rights defenders speak out about Pegasus attacks
17 Jan 2022
Unsafe anywhere: women human rights defenders speak out about Pegasus attacks
U.S. blocklists Sandvine for enabling digital repression in Egypt

Bahraini government hacks activists with NSO Group technology

24 Aug 2021

“From Pearl to Pegasus: Bahraini Government Hacks Activists with NSO Group Zero-Click iPhone Exploits” explores how activists were targeted in Bahrain.

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Bahraini government hacks activists with NSO Group technology
24 Aug 2021
Bahraini government hacks activists with NSO Group technology

COVID-19 contact-tracing apps in MENA: a privacy nightmare

18 Jun 2020

At the outbreak of the COVID-19 global pandemic, a number of countries in the MENA region turned to technology to help track and prevent the spread of the virus, using apps, drones, and even robots to monitor the movement of citizens under quarantine.

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COVID-19 contact-tracing apps in MENA: a privacy nightmare
18 Jun 2020
COVID-19 contact-tracing apps in MENA: a privacy nightmare
AI ethics

Mohammed al-Maskati declared “Hero” for defending human rights through digital security training in the MENA Region

8 Jun 2019

Today, Access Now announces its selection of Bahraini activist and digital security consultant Mohammed Al-Maskati as a recipient of this year’s Human Rights Heroes Award.

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Mohammed al-Maskati declared “Hero” for defending human rights through digital security training in the MENA Region
8 Jun 2019
Mohammed al-Maskati declared “Hero” for defending human rights through digital security training in the MENA Region

البحرين: اتخاذ إجراءات تعسفيّة والمسائلة القانونيّة لمن يقوم “بإثارة الفتنة” عبر تويتر

3 Jun 2019
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البحرين: اتخاذ إجراءات تعسفيّة والمسائلة القانونيّة لمن يقوم “بإثارة الفتنة” عبر تويتر
3 Jun 2019
البحرين: اتخاذ إجراءات تعسفيّة والمسائلة القانونيّة لمن يقوم “بإثارة الفتنة” عبر تويتر
Chain link fence

When “cybercrime” laws gag free expression: stopping the dangerous trend across MENA

12 Sep 2018

It’s not just Egypt. Throughout the Middle East and North Africa, laws purportedly aimed at increasing national security are putting human rights at risk.

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When “cybercrime” laws gag free expression: stopping the dangerous trend across MENA
12 Sep 2018
When “cybercrime” laws gag free expression: stopping the dangerous trend across MENA
Chain link fence

Free expression in MENA: death by a thousand cuts

7 Jun 2018

Across the region, authorities are leveraging accusations of “fake news” and imposing harsh prison sentences — in some cases, 10 years — based on what an advocate has posted online.

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Free expression in MENA: death by a thousand cuts
7 Jun 2018
Free expression in MENA: death by a thousand cuts
NSO Group human rights

EU: European Parliament must vote to stop surveillance equipment going to rights-abusing governments

16 Jan 2018
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EU: European Parliament must vote to stop surveillance equipment going to rights-abusing governments
16 Jan 2018
EU: European Parliament must vote to stop surveillance equipment going to rights-abusing governments

Bleeding lives and money: the cost of internet shutdowns from Turkey to Bahrain

27 Oct 2016

Shutdowns are like avalanches that shear through the foundation for economic growth, wrecking lives and businesses along the way.

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Bleeding lives and money: the cost of internet shutdowns from Turkey to Bahrain
27 Oct 2016
Bleeding lives and money: the cost of internet shutdowns from Turkey to Bahrain