Israeli Army Puts Humanitarian Workers at Risk in Gaza

Supplies being prepared for shipment into Gaza (ChameleonsEye via Shutterstock)

by Yael Marom Israeli troops impersonated humanitarian workers in order to carry out an intelligence operation deep inside the Gaza Strip, according to details of the botched operation leaked by Hamas and reported by the Israeli media. If true, the… Continue Reading  

Personal Information, Government, and the Not-So-Private Sector

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by Paul R. Pillar Though fully justified, the sudden attention paid to the exploitation, including for political purposes, of information on millions of Facebook users in ways that ought to make those users uncomfortable—and to how Facebook does not seem… Continue Reading  

Azerbaijan: Government Escalates Hacking Campaign Against Dissent

Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev and his wife (and now vice president), Mehriban Aliyeva (C), at the opening ceremonies of the 2015 European Games in Baku

by Mike Runey Several of Azerbaijan’s primary independent news websites have been inaccessible for several days, apparent victims of the government’s escalating cyberwar against dissent. On March 27, Meydan TV, Azadliq Qezeti, and the local service of Radio Free Europe/Radio… Continue Reading  

Erdogan: Democracy Respecter?

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by Derek Davison Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey, had some harsh words on Wednesday for Americans who are criticizing their new president-elect, Donald Trump: “The West will continue to welcome tyrants who have blood on their hands with… Continue Reading  

Egypt: Hossam Bahgat is One of the Lucky Journalists

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by Derek Davison Last Sunday, the Egyptian military arrested investigative journalist and human rights activist Hossam Bahgat and interrogated him for several hours. According to the website Mada Masr, where Bahgat was a regular contributor, he was accused of violating articles… Continue Reading