Mass surveillance, press crackdowns, and punishing prisoners of conscience — impunity reigns in MENA

A demonstrator confronts a police officer during a rally in support of the leader of the PDL party, and in opposition to the current government, Tunis, Tunisia, 3 September 2021, Hasan Mrad / Eyepix Group/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Spyware attacks and unchecked mass surveillance

For more on how increasingly sophisticated digital surveillance tools are being sold to and deployed by authoritarian states in the region to target human rights defenders, and how civil society is fighting back, read IFEX’s recently-published regional spotlight: The Smartphones are listening’: Regulating exports and abuses of cybertools.

Troubling signs in Tunisia

Algeria’s Arrested Development

“Algerian authorities are once again using their vague and bureaucratic broadcasting authorization procedures as a means to restrict media outlets in the country,” said Sherif Mansour, Committee to Protect Journalists’ Middle East and North Africa program coordinator.

Prisoners of conscience at risk in Egypt

In Brief

New & Noteworthy

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IFEX is a global network of organisations that defend and promote the right to freedom of expression and information. Email: info@ifex.org

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IFEX is a global network of organisations that defend and promote the right to freedom of expression and information. Email: info@ifex.org