Yarno Ritzen

Yarno Ritzen

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

Middle East

'It exists to demobilise opposition': How Twitter fails Arabs

Social media platforms were essential in the Arab Spring, but governments soon learned how to counter dissent online.

'It exists to demobilise opposition': How Twitter fails Arabs

Social media

How armies of fake accounts 'ruined' Twitter in the Middle East

Twitter in the Middle East changed from a tool for transparency to a platform overrun by bots and propaganda.

How armies of fake accounts 'ruined' Twitter in the Middle East

Space

SpaceX: Another step to breaking a monopoly

Tuesday's launch marks the first time SpaceX's Falcon Heavy has carried a US Air Force mission into space.

SpaceX: Another step to breaking a monopoly

Facebook

Exclusive: Facebook allowed fake news ads ahead of Nigeria vote

Facebook's automated system can be tricked to allow ads to show millions of people fake news, Al Jazeera found.

Exclusive: Facebook allowed fake news ads ahead of Nigeria vote

Twitter

Hacked Twitter accounts used to promote Saudi Arabia, leadership

An account spreading pro-Saudi messages actually belonged to a deceased Weather Channel meteorologist.

Hacked Twitter accounts used to promote Saudi Arabia, leadership

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