Yarno Ritzen

Yarno Ritzen

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

Women's Rights

Contraception use on the rise in 69 poorest countries: report

Since 2012, over 46 million women in the world's lowest income countries got access to contraception, new report says.

Contraception use on the rise in 69 poorest countries: report

Jamal Khashoggi

One month after Khashoggi killing, probe makes little progress

Information on the remains of the 59-year-old Saudi journalist are still unknown as joint Saudi-Turkey probe drags on.

One month after Khashoggi killing, probe makes little progress

Middle East

Will EU stop arms sales to Saudi in wake of Khashoggi killing?

Experts say a united European response on arms sales to Riyadh unlikely as business interests trump over rights abuses.

Will EU stop arms sales to Saudi in wake of Khashoggi killing?

Saudi Arabia

Will Saudi Arabia hold a fair trial in Khashoggi murder case?

Saudi Arabia has arrested 18 Saudi nationals in connection with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul.

Will Saudi Arabia hold a fair trial in Khashoggi murder case?

Jamal Khashoggi

'We won't keep silent': Jamal Khashoggi supporters demand justice

At a vigil in Istanbul, friends and supporters of the slain Saudi journalist call for justice, stress press freedom.

'We won't keep silent': Jamal Khashoggi supporters demand justice

Middle East

Slim chance Khashoggi killers will be tried in Turkey: experts

Experts say those responsible for the murder are unlikely to see inside of a Turkish court, despite calls by Erdogan.

Slim chance Khashoggi killers will be tried in Turkey: experts

Turkey

Khashoggi killing a 'political murder': Erdogan

Turkish president says the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was planned by Saudi officials days in advance.

Khashoggi killing a 'political murder': Erdogan

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