Bahraini blogger and human rights activist Ali Abdulemam, founder of Bahrain Online

Bahraini blogger and human rights activist Ali Abdulemam, founder of Bahrain Online, spoke about his experience resisting crackdowns from the conserva(...)

Some EU countries may require that citizen and business data remain within their borders.  Photograph: Getty Images

Who can get at your data? As companies gradually embrace various aspects of cloud computing, using software, services, and hardware located somewhere(...)

Bruce Schneier: “So much surveillance is piggy-backed on corporate servers. I think it’s funny when someone like [Google chairman] Eric Schmidt is complaining about government surveillance.”

Renowned security expert Bruce Schneier is on the phone from a US airport, and there’s an awful lot of commotion going on in the background.A bleeping(...)

Nabeel Rajab: ‘When I realised I would be targeted and could get killed, I transferred everything to my family, my wife.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

A Bahraini human rights activist who spent two years in prison for using Twitter to call for peaceful protests has urged Irish people to “fight for(...)

People gather for a candlelit vigil at Hong Kong’s Victoria Park. Unlike in mainland China, Hong Kong can freely mark the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square. Photograph: Reuters

China’s annual bout of state-enforced, collective amnesia went into overdrive yesterday on the 25th anniversary of the bloody crackdown on democracy (...)

Actor and founder of J/P Haitian Relief Organisation Sean Penn presents the  2014 Front Line Defenders Award to Noozia Faridi of women’s rights group SAWERA  in Dublin’s City Hall. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Dublin’s City Hall erupted in cheers and claps this morning as actor Sean Penn presented the award for the top human rights defender to a Pakistani(...)

From the early days of the uprising against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, the residents of Kafranbel, a small town in northwestern Syria, have car(...)

Nabeel Rajab outside his home in Manama last year, holding some of the teargas canisters that had been fired into his house. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Medical ethics is apparently too sensitive an issue to discuss in Bahrain following the cancelling of an international conference that was bein(...)