Tanya Lokshina of Human Rights Watch, Yelena Zhemkova of International Memorial and Alexander Cherkasov of Memorial Human Rights Centre at a press conference in Moscow. Photograph: Alexander Nemenov/AFP via Getty

Prominent Russian and international rights defenders have urged Moscow to halt a legal campaign to close Memorial, the country’s leading civil society(...)

Pegasus is designed to take advantage of the capabilities of modern phones as powerful computing and communication devices. Photograph: Joe Safet/AFP

“I felt violated, insecure. I feared for the safety of my family, kids and wife. I also thought about the diplomats and activists I was in contact wit(...)

 The homepage of Israel’s NSO Group which manufactures the Pegasus spyware, on display in Paris. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images

The controversial spyware programme Pegasus, from Israeli company NSO, has been found on the phones of six Palestinian human rights activists working (...)

Andrew Anderson, executive director, and Meerim Ilyas, deputy head of protection, Front Line Defenders, pictured at the launch of the organisation’s Global Analysis 2019 in Dublin. Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography

In much of the world, standing up for human rights is fraught with very real dangers. In 2019, according to the non-governmental agency Front Line Def(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Photograph: Eric Thayer/The New York Times

Many weeks ago I received an unexpected but welcome invitation from the Oireachtas to give evidence before the Grand International Committee on Disinf(...)

Ahmadi refugees from Pakistan   at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Centre in Pasyala, Sri Lanka, . Photograph: Reuters/Thomas Peter

There is growing concern in Sri Lanka for the welfare of hundreds of refugees who have been targeted by mob violence in the wake of last week’s Islami(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: the memorial will be “a testament to our commitment to working with organisations like Front Line Defenders in promoting and protecting human rights throughout the world”. Photograph: Tom Hona

The Department of Foreign Affairs is to erect a memorial at its headquarters in Dublin to those who have died defending human rights . The Human Rig(...)

Shahzad Ahmed of the anti-online censorship organisation Bytes For All: “Front Line Defenders have been on top not only to save many threatened lives, but also safeguarding critical human rights movements in Pakistan.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

How strong is the password on your Twitter or your Facebook account? Strong enough to avoid the threat of being put to death? You probably laughed. B(...)

Members of All Together in Dignity Ireland walk through the Famine Statues as part of a commemoration of 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. Photograph: Tom Honan

A small group of activists marked the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth in a march from the Famine Memorial in Dublin city centre on Wednesday. St(...)

Kurdish activist Nurcan Baysal was presented with the 2018 Global Laureate award by the Front Line Defenders organisation on Friday. Photograph: Front Line Defenders.

In a speech to a charity which he helped establish businessman Denis O’Brien has praised those who face defamation. Mr O’Brien, who has taken multipl(...)

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