A report by the Citizen Lab sheds light on how digital technologies have strengthened the ability of authoritarian regimes to suppress the work of dissident advocates abroad. Relying on a series of interviews with targets in Canada, the report investigates the political, legal, and psychosocial elements of digital transnational repression.

Report author and research assistant, Noura Al-Jizawi, notes: “There is this misassumption that once people arrive in Canada from authoritarian countries, they are safe. We need to redefine what safety is.”

Noura Al-Jizawi. Credit: Citizen Lab