Hivos Middle East & North Africa
Middle East & North Africa
Freedom of Expression
Syrian Hivos partner executed three years after his detention
Last week, Bassel’s wife and closest family members announced his death was officially confirmed by the Assad regime. For me and his other friends this was extremely sad to hear, although after two years without any news about or from him, the chances he was still alive were minimal.
Human rights should be considered proportionally in any governmental policy related to the Internet in a way that will hopefully spur the private sector to follow.
Co-authored with Ferdinand Francken, LEAD programme Coordinator, Ministry of Foreign Affairs