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24 October 2018

Stories from 24 October 2018

Ukraine is outsourcing law enforcement to private companies that don't respect human rights

Their mandates are based solely on contracts signed between them and the city -- which vary a lot from city to city -- and mechanisms of accountability are virtually nonexistent.

Interactive maps become a tool to fight crime in Mexico

Collaborations such as the use of interactive mapping tools reflect the situation of citizens living with security issues. These citizen tools are a practical response to the problem.

Will Syria follow in the UAE's footsteps and censor VoIP services?

Advox

A policy banning VoIP services will present a direct threat to Syrians’ rights to privacy and freedom of expression.

Burundi clamps down on international NGOs and rejects human rights criticisms

In September, the National Security Council announced all NGOs – except in hospitals and schools – were suspended for three months from October 1, and mining companies for one month.

In Iran, state-sanctioned messaging apps are the new hallmark of internet nationalization

Advox

Since they censored Telegram, Iranian officials have deployed aggressive measures in an effort to promote national messaging services.