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Digital Authoritarian Practices: Internet Surveillance and Repression against Transnational Activist Networks

Project description

Digital technology as a tool of repression in authoritarian regimes

Authoritarian regimes use new digital technology to repress rights activists. The EU-funded DIGIACT project will investigate how authoritarian regimes apply repressive digital methods against political opponents and human rights activists in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA). The project will study the relationship that exists between authoritarian regimes and digital technology, as well as how fundamental rights can be protected in the digital world. To achieve its goals, the project is working alongside the Law, Science, Technology & Society (LSTS) at Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/malicious software
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/data protection
  • /social sciences/law/human rights/human rights law
  • /social sciences/political science/political policy/civil society

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF


Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 178 320