Yarno Ritzen

Yarno Ritzen

Yarno Ritzen is a Dutch journalist interested in technology, privacy and human rights in a digital world.

Jamal Khashoggi

PR and politics: 'Davos of the Desert' sees mass cancellations

Hailed as the start of Saudi's economic reform, the Future Investment Initiative is now tainted by the Khashoggi case.

PR and politics: 'Davos of the Desert' sees mass cancellations

European Union

MeTooEP: Addressing sexual harassment in the European Parliament

Group launches website featuring testimonies in attempt to root out abuse at the highest echelons of European politics.

MeTooEP: Addressing sexual harassment in the European Parliament

Russia

Why do countries want to buy the Russian S-400?

The system is an upgrade to the S-300, which Syria recently purchased, with potential clients such as India and Turkey.

Why do countries want to buy the Russian S-400?

Privacy & Surveillance

US, EU, China 'entrench' authoritarianism with spying tech export

Security aid provided by world powers is regularly provided to countries with poor human rights records.

US, EU, China 'entrench' authoritarianism with spying tech export

Privacy & Surveillance

Meet the activists fighting the Great Chinese Firewall

These are the people fighting online censorship in China.

Meet the activists fighting the Great Chinese Firewall

Refugees

Italy closes ports for two more Mediterranean rescue ships

Rescuers say the stance by Italy's new populist government risks costing more lives in the future.

Italy closes ports for two more Mediterranean rescue ships

Rwanda

The female moto drivers of Kigali

Rwanda's most popular form of transportation recently saw its first female drivers, changing the perception of women.

The female moto drivers of Kigali

Iran

New mobile apps are shaping Iran's civil society

Iranian rights activists are creating hi-tech solutions to promote civil liberties, despite frequent internet shutdowns.

New mobile apps are shaping Iran's civil society

Internet

Internet Health Report 2018: The threats faced by online users

New report focuses on privacy and security, openness, digital inclusion, web literacy and decentralisation.

Internet Health Report 2018: The threats faced by online users

Science & Technology

Building Wakanda: Africa's search for the next Einstein

Africa's top scientists gather in the Rwandan capital of Kigali to focus on the future of science in the continent.

Building Wakanda: Africa's search for the next Einstein

Science

The Scientific African launched to increase research output

Currently, only two percent of all global scientific research comes from Africa.

The Scientific African launched to increase research output

Togo

Togo government and opposition to hold crisis talks

High hopes on talks scheduled to begin on Thursday between President Gnassingbe's government and opposition parties.

Togo government and opposition to hold crisis talks