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Demand-based Movements Under Authoritarianism: The Case of Egypt’s Unlimited Internet Campaign

This paper aims to examine and analyze the monitoring, framing and organization work carried out by the campaign, which has presented an effective model for influencing public policies in authoritarian contexts. The Unlimited Internet campaign provides evidence that even in tightly controlled authoritarian regimes, mission-led movements can open spaces for …

Alaa Abdel Fattah’s sister to address Human Rights Council as alarm sounded over prison suicide attempts

The sister of imprisoned Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah will appear before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday to campaign for her brother’s release, as a human rights group warned that inmates at Egypt’s recently constructed Badr prison were suffering “horrific abuses”, with many attempting suicide.

Why Does the Global Spyware Industry Continue to Thrive? Trends, Explanations, and Responses

In a striking example, researchers from the Citizen Lab discovered that Egyptian operators were “simultaneously” using Pegasus and Predator spyware to hack the phone of opposition politician Ayman Nour.