Category Archives: Syria

WhatsApp offers lifeline for Syrian refugees on journey across Europe

Along the way, many migrants and refugees have begun to communicate using private messaging on WhatsApp. They share advice, providing a way for those making the risky journey to securely communicate with one another in private groups. They exchange messages about their experiences at border crossings, who to contact to smuggle them and what paths […]

Internet Shutdowns and State Violence in Syria Related, Shows Research

EFF has noted and protested when authorities deliberately cut off Internet access in times of unrest. As a restraint on the freedom of expression of those affected, communication blackouts during protests are unconscionable. But recent research by Anita Gohdes, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Mannheim, suggests that Internet shutdowns are becoming part of […]