A Wasted Decade: Human Rights in Syria during Bashar al-Asad’s First Ten Years in Power
- This report reviews al-Asad's human rights record in five key areas: repression of political and human rights activism; restrictions on freedom of expression; torture; treatment of the Kurds; and Syria's legacy of enforced disappearances.
Democracy on Hold: Rights Violations in the April 2010 Sudan Elections
- This report documents numerous rights violations across Sudan by both northern and southern authorities in the period leading up to, during, and following the elections. These abuses include restrictions on freedom of speech and assembly, and widespread intimidation, arbitrary arrests, and physical violence against monitors and opponents of the incumbent parties by Sudanese security forces across the country.
Rights and Responsibilities Online: A Paradox for Our Times
- What are the rights and responsibilities of owners and users of digital media, profilers on social network sites, game players and participants in virtual worlds of all types? This paper address these issues to promote the power of community in a just and sustainable way.
The Internet and State Control in Authoritarian Regimes: China, Cuba and the Counterrevolution
- This paper illustrates how two authoritarian regimes, China and Cuba, are maintaining control over the Internet's political impact through different combinations of reactive and proactive strategies. Examining the experiences of these two countries may help to shed light on other authoritarian regimes' strategies for Internet development, as well as help to develop generalizable conclusions about the impact of the Internet on authoritarian rule.
The Internet and the Right to Communicate
- This paper examines the development of a right to communication and information and how they can be defined and implemented in the world of Internet communication.
The Use of the Internet for Political Action by Non-State Dissident Actors in the Middle East
- This paper develops a dynamic model for Internet-based dissidence and then applies it to three different case studies: The Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and the Movement for Islamic Reform in Arabia (MIRA).