Tell MENA authorities: #NoExamShutdown
Year after year, the MENA region has led the world in exam-related shutdowns. With the 2023 exam season in the region quickly approaching, it’s time to take action and demand change! #NoExamShutdown
Resurging internet shutdowns in 2022: weapons of control, shields of impunity
Syria’s new “cybercrime” law adds salt to injury
Syria’s new “cybercrime” law gives a regime notorious for surveilling citizens new powers to violate privacy, silence people, and add a false legal veneer to human rights violations.
Internet shutdowns during exams: when MENA governments fail the test
National secondary and high school exams are a big deal in the Arab world. But when MENA governments cut off internet access nationwide to stop students from sharing exam answers, they also block access to essential online services.
Community voices: Ahmad Primo combats false news and disinformation coming out of Syria
Six weeks away from RightsCon, we highlight the vital work that our community members are doing to defend and extend human rights in the digital age.
Syria: Rights groups condemn extrajudicial execution of human rights defender and software engineer Bassel Khartabil
We join human rights organizations across the globe in condemning the execution of Bassel Khartabil, and call for investigation of the circumstances surrounding his death.
US must remedy NSA’s 2012 Syrian internet shutdown
In a recent interview, former National Security Agency contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that the Syrian government was not to blame for a nationwide internet blackout on Nov. 29, 2012, the NSA was.