State surveillance
Latin American and Caribbean leaders convene Escazú accord meeting and other stories

Today we look at the first meeting of the Escazu environmental agreement in Chile, renewed Israeli air attacks on besieged Gaza, and more

Sri Lanka Amnesty report enforced disappearances Families of disappeared persons in Sri Lanka face increasing surveillance and intimidation 

With a rise in surveillance, intimidation and harassment by the state apparatus, families of victims of enforced disappearance in Sri Lanka are facing increasing threats, as per rights groups

Enforced disappearance Pakistan Baloch students boycott classes to protest enforced disappearances in Pakistan

For over a month, civil society groups, students unions and activists have been seeking information on the whereabouts of researcher Hafeez Baloch who was abducted from the city of Khuzdar in February

US police monitored journalists, activists after George Floyd’s murder and other stories

Today we look at an investigation into police surveillance of activists in the US, the trial of 3 former health ministers for mass forced sterilizations in Peru and more

Report: UK counterterrorism policy Islamaphobic, violates child rights and other stories

Today we look at the People’s Review of Prevent-UK’s “counter terrorism” strategy, the US DEA’s targeting of Bolivia’s coca growers’ movement, and more

Myanmar violence Violent clashes and displacement of people continue in Myanmar

In the latest cycle of violence, the junta forces torched over 100 buildings in the Chin State town of Thantlang. Activists and lawyers have also raised concerns that the measures taken by the military to cement its authoritarian control of online spaces will deepen surveillance in the country

Pegasus: Why privacy is crucial for democracy

Amid the flurry of prominent names that have emerged as potential targets of the Pegasus spyware, journalist Aunindyo Chakravarty looks at the basic dangers of state surveillance

Pegasus: It’s time for a global ban on spyware

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the technical aspects of Pegasus, including how it is used to monitor those whose phones have been infected

FBI violations US Multiple privacy violations by FBI raise concern in US

Despite finding multiple “widespread violations” through backdoor searches by the FBI, the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has certified the agency’s surveillance program

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