Marwa Fatafta

Marwa Fatafta is a member of TIMEP’s Board of Advisors and is a Palestinian digital rights advocate and tech policy expert based in Berlin. She leads Access Now’s work on digital rights in the Middle East and North Africa region as the MENA Policy and Advocacy Manager. She has written extensively on the intersection of technology and human rights in Palestine and the wider MENA region, including on content moderation, platform accountability, surveillance, and data protection. Marwa is also a Policy Analyst at Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network. Before joining Access Now, Marwa worked as the MENA Regional Advisor at Transparency International Secretariat in Berlin and coordinated regional and global efforts to mainstream gender into anti-corruption policies and norms. Marwa was a Fulbright scholar to the U.S., and holds an MA in International Relations from Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. She holds a second MA in Development and Governance from the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Articles by: Marwa Fatafta

From Free Space to a Tool of Oppression: What Happened to the Internet Since the Arab Spring?

As we mark the tenth anniversary of the Arab Spring, we reflect on how increasingly authoritarian digital spaces have become. What tactics have authoritarian Arab governments added to their playbooks since?