Category : Peace and Security

What you must know about online security and privacy

By IACC Young Journalist Abby Ellis

Whether we use the internet to browse, communicate, share files, or for the purpose of entertainment, our online behavior can subject us to abuse by governments, hackers, corporations, and the like.

As discussed at the panel, “What you must know about online security and privacy,” there are inherent risks that come with sharing data. Just like physical systems can be stolen or seized, digital systems used to store data can be hacked or broken into.

Lesedi Bewlay, Regional Coordinator in Southern Africa for The Engine Room, an organization that researches and supports the effective use of data and technology in advocacy, and Thomas Kaye, Global Security Manager at Transparency International, led a discussion about the importance of privacy and how to stay safe online.

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Categories: 16th IACC, Corruption, IACC Young Journalist, Peace and Security, Technology

Tunisian Democracy: Elections and the future

For Hafawa Rebhi, the time of the first elections to the new parliament in Tunisia is an opportunity to reflect critically on challenges since the Revolution, but with optimism on the progress already made.

By Hafawa Rebhi

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Categories: Corruption, IACC Young Journalist, Peace and Security, Peoples Empowerment, Tunisia

Three Important Tools for Online Security

Pablo Zavala, trainer at the Tactical Technology Collective talks about digital tools for journalists and activists for their safety.

Produced by Rajneesh Bhandari

Categories: Peace and Security, Technology

Be quiet with the police

It has been a month since André Caramante last sat at his desk in the Folha de S. Paulo’s office. This Brazilian journalist, torn between his job and his and his family’s safety after weeks of receiving threats on his life, had long since opted for the latter option.

The episode that led him to leave his desk and work from a place unknown even to his colleagues, started when Caramante wrote an article about Colonel Telhada, former head of the Rota, the fifth alderman voted in Sao Paulo in this last municipal elections. Telhada belongs to the PSDB, the party of Sao Paulo Governor Geraldo Alcklim. READ MORE

Categories: Corruption, IACC Young Journalist, Journalism, Peace and Security

A New Egypt, Just Not Yet.

After 30 years under the Hosni Mubarak’s regime, Egypt has a new president who was elected after relatively fair elections. Although President Morsi promised a series of changes after his first 100 days of presidency, change has been hard to identify, due in large part to a corrupt and inefficient bureaucracy.

 

Egypt has been under the same rules and systems for several decades. Those need radical changes to help the country to develop economically, financially but also socially. For that, the President and his party, the Muslim Brotherhood, will face an uphill battle against the state’s deeply entrenched bureaucracy. The main demands of the Egyptians right now are to have an efficient government that will offer more job opportunities, a fair justice system and a rejuvenation of the economy that collapsed after the revolution. But those improvements have been delayed by two main obstacles: connections and corruption. These factors have driven the Egyptian economy for more than 30 years, increasing the price of doing business. But corruption is not only related to business in Egypt, it’s also a common feature of domestic life. Bribes are considered as part of the daily life of the Egyptians who use to pay money or buy gifts to get a right commercial or automobile licenses, to avoid fine by traffic police or even to enroll a child in a private school. Those are few examples among others.

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Categories: Citizen Action, Corruption, Democracy, IACC Young Journalist, Peace and Security, Peoples Empowerment

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