Yarno Ritzen, Al Jazeera English

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Past articles by Yarno:

How Arab governments use cyber laws to shut down activism

Critical Arab voices are being silenced on Twitter, and laws across the Middle East are created to further this cause. → Read More

The Khashoggi affair: Twitter manipulation in the Gulf

From the Gulf crisis to the Khashoggi affair, Al Jazeera investigates how bots influence online conversations. → Read More

The fake Twitter accounts influencing the Gulf crisis

The blockade of Qatar, led by Saudi Arabia, has seen a slew of fake accounts open up and attempt to sway public opinion. → Read More

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. → Read More

Hacked Twitter accounts used to promote Saudi Arabia, leadership

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

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. → Read More

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. → Read More

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. → Read More

Meet the activists fighting the Great Chinese Firewall

These are the people fighting online censorship in China. → Read More

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. → Read More

The female moto drivers of Kigali

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

Internet Health Report 2018: The threats faced by online users

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

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. → Read More

Rising internet shutdowns aimed at 'silencing dissent'

Governments around the world are increasingly cutting off internet access in the wake of people's protests. → Read More

Cameroon internet shutdowns cost Anglophones millions

In an attempt to quell criticism, the government of Cameroon continues to shut down social media and messaging apps. → Read More

EU plans to restrict export of 'dual-use' spy tech

Changes will increase transparency around the export of technologies used for both civil and military purposes. → Read More

US city links hurricane relief to support for Israel

In Dickinson, Texas, residents must sign a pledge not to boycott Israel in order to obtain hurricane relief funds. → Read More

US: Missouri halts execution of Marcellus Williams

Governor stays execution of Marcellus Williams a few hours before he was due to be lethally injected in a state prison. → Read More

Marcellus Williams and the US' 'broken justice system'

Marcellus Williams is due to be executed on Tuesday but his supporters say his case exposes a racist system. → Read More

Marcellus Williams faces execution despite new evidence

Marcellus Williams is due to be executed on Tuesday despite new DNA evidence supporting his claim to innocence. → Read More