Tara Tarakiyee (CC BY-SA 4.0).
Tara is an internet rights performance artist exploring the themes of decentralization, privacy, autonomy, and access reparations through the medium of digital security, internet rights, and governance.
What can be done?
It all hinges on governments upholding their obligations to human rights both online and offline; and that includes regulating big technology companies in particular to ensure that they are also held accountable for violations of human rights. Specifically, governments should immediately release all people imprisoned for online speech.
Europe, Middle East
Another year went on with Egyptian digital activist, renowned blogger and software designer Alaa Abd El Fattah in prison, a clear message from the government to digital and human rights defenders.