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Lisbon, 30 May 2021. Belarusians residing in Portugal stage a protest against the detention of Raman Pratasevich and other journalists by the Belarus government, Horacio Villalobos-Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images

Belarus: UN experts will examine the arbitrary detention of NEXTA editor Raman Pratasevich

Pratasevich has been detained (first in jail, now under “house arrest”) since May, when the Belarusian authorities forced his Ryanair flight to land in Minsk in order to arrest him.

In this photo illustration the logo for Grindr, a social networking application for the gay community, is displayed on a smartphone, 20 November 2019, Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Data brokers are the problem

Why should you care about data brokers? Reporting this week about a Substack publication outing a priest with location data from Grindr shows once again how easy it is for anyone to take advantage of data brokers’ stores to cause real harm.

People protest against the Indian government's use of Pegasus spyware against journalists, opposition leaders and activists, in Kolkata, West Bengal, 25 July 2021, Sumit Sanyal/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

NSO Group technology facilitates systemic abuse, civil society organizations warn

IFEX and IFEX-ALC join a number of civil society organizations and independent experts in expressing alarm at the media revelations that NSO Group’s spyware has been used to facilitate human rights violations around the world on a massive scale.