Marwa Fatafta

Marwa is a Palestinian writer and civil society activist based in Berlin. In daytime, she works at Transparency International Secretariat while in the evening she is researching digital activism and non-violent resistance in Palestine as part of her second MA thesis. She is also a policy member at Al-Shabaka, The Palestinian Policy Network.

Previously, Marwa worked as a Communications Manager at the British Consulate General in Jerusalem. She was a Fulbright scholar to the US, and holds an MA in International Relations from Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University.

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Latest posts by Marwa Fatafta

8 September 2017

Palestinian Human Rights Defender Arrested For a Facebook Post

In a Facebook post, Amro criticized the Palestinian Authority's arrest of journalist Ayman Qawasmi .

17 August 2017

Palestinian Journalists Become First Targets of Controversial Cybercrime Law

The journalists were accused of "leaking information to hostile entities" under a newly-adopted cybercrime law.

3 August 2017

Will Palestine's New Cybercrime Law Pave the Way for More Rights Violations?

The law places several restrictions on free expression through vague terms like "social harmony", "state security" and "public order".

21 June 2017

Angered by Online Censorship, Palestinians Say #NoToBlocking

Blocked websites are known for their criticism of the Palestinian Authority and its president Mahmoud Abbas.

15 June 2017

#FreeNassar: Palestinian Authority Arrests a Student Over a Facebook Post

Nassar Jaradat criticized a Palestinian official who stated that the Western Wall should “remain under Israeli sovereignty".

27 February 2017

Palestinian Journalist Describes Days of Torture, Mysterious Injections by Palestinian Intelligence

“Open a funeral house for me, you will hear about my death soon.”

15 February 2017

Palestinian Authority Bans Novel for ‘Threatening Morality and Public Decency’

The Palestinian Authority's decision to ban a novel is being met with a lot of resistance.

13 January 2017

Israel Advances New ‘Facebook Bill’, Threatening Free Speech

Between October 2015 and January 2016 alone, Israel arrested 150 Palestinians on the grounds of "incitement through social media."