Connections Episode 14
Digital Espionage: A Global Pandemic
Mouin Rabbani Interviews Marwa Fatafta
On Wednesday, 1 September, Jadaliyya co-editor Mouin Rabbani spoke with digital rights campaigner Marwa Fatafta and about recent revelations concerning the NSO/Pegasus digital espionage program and its broader implications. This episode of Connections examines the human and political and dimensions of digital espionage, and the agendas of those promoting it.
Connections offers timely and informative interviews on current events and broader policy questions, as well as themes relevant to knowledge production. It combines journalism, analysis, and scholarship.
Marwa Fatafta leads Access Now’s work on digital rights in the Middle East and North Africa region. She has written extensively on technology, human rights, and internet freedoms in Palestine and the wider MENA region. She is also a Policy Analyst at Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network. Previously, Fatafta was the MENA Regional Advisor at the Transparency International Secretariat in Berlin, and served as the Communications Manager at the British Consulate-General in Jerusalem.
Mouin Rabbani has published and commented widely on Palestinian affairs, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the contemporary Middle East. He was previously Senior Analyst Middle East and Special Advisor on Israel-Palestine with the International Crisis Group, and head of political affairs with the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria. He is Co-Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine.
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