security

New Digital Security Guide for Environmental Rights Defenders

(Guest Post by Samuel Maina. Samuel Maina is a Kenyan communications consultant & digital security trainer. He is the founder of Kijani Media and a blogger.)

#BringBackOurGirls: a joint op-ed on the abduction of more than 200 school girls in Nigeria

This op-ed is about the unthinkable nightmare endured by the 200 schoolgirls who were seized in the night by armed men dressed as soldiers who said they were there to protect them. In reality, the men were militant extremists who kidnapped them, and set their boarding school on fire. At this time, the girls’ whereabouts continue to be unknown.

Security Council Meets on MH13 Disaster. What’s Next?

Security Council met today in an emergency session about the MH17 disaster.  The meeting offered a first glimpse of the potential diplomatic fallout of this crisis.

Empiricism and the Ukraine Crisis

Who shot down the Malaysian Airlines flight over Ukraine? Given the technology required to strike a commercial airline flying at high altitude, we may know the answer soon enough.
But finding out who did this is only half the struggle.

New technologies for improving old public security challenges in Nairobi

This paper maps out the digital environment shaping public security in selected informal settlements of Nairobi. In particular, the paper considers the diverse ways in which information communication technologies (ICTs) are being adopted by Kenyan police in informal settlements.

China and international law in cyberspace

Despite major differences on cyberspace policy between the United States and China, a recent development at the United Nations illustrates some basic areas of agreement. China is one of 15 countries, including the United States, comprising the UN Group of Government Experts (GGE).

Cybercrime: a complex problem requiring a multi-faceted response

The Internet has revolutionised the way in which businesses, government and the public interact. However, criminal actors have used this to their advantage. Given reports that Africa is¤becoming a cybercrime safe harbour, this problem could hamper economic growth, foreign investment and security.

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