Featured stories about Middle East & North Africa
Stories about Middle East & North Africa
Equatorial Guinea, Botswana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Zambia, and Zimbabwe have employed surveillance technology from Circles, a firm affiliated with Israel's NSO Group, according to the report by Citizen Lab.
African governments are using school examinations and politically charged moments as an excuse to effect digital blackouts or clamp down on social media.
Article 7 of the bill grants security forces immunity from prosecution for the use of excessive and lethal force against citizens in situations “they deem dangerous”
The Omani Sultanate passed a new decree giving security authorities further control over the internet.
While social media and WhatsApp have been extensively leveraged by demonstrators to organize, document, and sprawl the protest, Lebanese authorities have resorted to identifying and persecuting dissidents.
Intrusions on citizens’ privacy in Lebanon are pervasive and often conducted without proper judicial oversight.
''Even as the platforms have grown and spread around the world, the center of gravity of these debates continues to revolve around D.C. and San Francisco.''
We are currently looking for authors to write about the following countries: Lebanon, Liberia, Rwanda, Namibia, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Senegal, and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Google and Facebook are building undersea internet cables for Africans with access to high-speed internet — but 33 nations in Africa still don't have comprehensive data privacy laws.
Women activists and journalists experience are particularly targeted online in attempts to intimidate, sow disinformation and discredit their work.