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Marwa Fatafta

Marwa is a Palestinian writer and researcher based in Berlin. She is currently the MENA Regional Advisor for Transparency International Secretariat. Her work focuses on issues of governance, corruption, accountability and civil society space in the Arab world. She is also a policy member at Al-Shabaka, The Palestinian Policy Network.

Marwa was a Fulbright scholar to the US, and holds an MA in International Relations from Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. She holds a second MA in Development and Governance from University of Duisburg-Essen.

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Latest posts by Marwa Fatafta

‘Great March’ for Palestinian Refugees’ Right of Return Endures Bloody Crackdown

"Almost eleven years of siege on #Gaza, and they are still protesting in the thousands the right to return, the right to live in dignity and freedom."

Palestinian Human Rights Defender Arrested for a Facebook Post

In a Facebook post, Amro criticized the Palestinian Authority's arrest of journalist Ayman Qawasmi .

Palestinian Journalists Become First Targets of Controversial Cybercrime Law

The journalists were accused of "leaking information to hostile entities" under a newly-adopted cybercrime law.

Will Palestine's New Cybercrime Law Pave the Way for More Rights Violations?

The law places several restrictions on free expression through vague terms like "social harmony", "state security" and "public order".

Angered by Online Censorship, Palestinians Say #NoToBlocking

Blocked websites are known for their criticism of the Palestinian Authority and its president Mahmoud Abbas.

#FreeNassar: Palestinian Authority Arrests a Student Over a Facebook Post

Nassar Jaradat criticized a Palestinian official who stated that the Western Wall should “remain under Israeli sovereignty".

How Palestinians Marked 50 Years of Israeli Occupation

"#Occupationis not being able to visit your relatives who live 10 minutes away...without permission from your occupiers."

Palestinian Prisoners Remain ‘Determined’ One Month Into Hunger Strike Against Israeli Prison Conditions

Thirty days have passed and over 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons continue their mass hunger strike.

Calls for Boycott After Pizza Hut Israel Mocks Palestinian Hunger Strikers on Facebook

"...because human dignity is much more precious that your pizza!! #Boycott_PizzaHut"

Gazans Protest Against ‘Massacre of Salaries’ by the Palestinian Authority

Tens of thousands of Gazans are condemning the Palestinian Authority's salary cuts of public and security employees.

Palestinians Mourn ‘Intellectual-Activist’ Killed in Gun Battle With Israeli Forces

"Why is his people absent? Who was those that were supposed to protect him? Who was supposed to hide him?"

Palestinian Journalist Describes Days of Torture, Mysterious Injections by Palestinian Intelligence

“Open a funeral house for me, you will hear about my death soon.”

Palestinian Authority Bans Novel for ‘Threatening Morality and Public Decency’

The Palestinian Authority's decision to ban a novel is being met with a lot of resistance.

Israel Advances New ‘Facebook Bill’, Threatening Free Speech

Between October 2015 and January 2016 alone, Israel arrested 150 Palestinians on the grounds of "incitement through social media."

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