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🇹🇬 Togolese journalist Ferdinand Ayité has recently been arrested and detained for comments made about two ministers.— Forbidden Stories (@FbdnStories) December 17, 2021
His investigations embarrass the authorities. In 2018, he was selected for surveillance with the Pegasus spyware.
➡️ Discover his work: https://t.co/TfqSvPg2aj pic.twitter.com/dezTziEuLB
Yesterday, 18 US lawmakers asked the Treasury Department and State Department to sanction #Pegasus spyware maker NSO Group. They say the company facilitated the "disappearance, torture and murder of human rights activists and journalists."#PegasusProjecthttps://t.co/M4Lxo1xtwt— Forbidden Stories (@FbdnStories) December 15, 2021
Again and again. The no. of spyware victims continues to grow since the #PegasusProject.— Forbidden Stories (@FbdnStories) November 25, 2021
Per our tally, at least 28 journalists were notified by Apple that they were potential targets of “state sponsored attackers” in El Salvador, Lebanon, Bahrain, Ghana, Uganda, & South Africa. pic.twitter.com/KNREmUigGl
The #PegasusProject was awarded one of the prestigious #RSFAwards2021 for its impact.— Forbidden Stories (@FbdnStories) November 18, 2021
Last July, this collaborative investigation uncovered the global abuse of Pegasus spyware.
👉 What’s happened since then? WATCH how people, leaders and prosecutors have taken up the scandal. pic.twitter.com/DCoCcnth8z
Deeply proud the #PegasusProject was awarded for its ongoing impact!— Forbidden Stories (@FbdnStories) November 18, 2021
Huge congrats to the more than 80 journalists that made this unprecedented collaborative investigation led by @Fbdn_stories possible and powerful, as well as to @AmnestyTech for its critical technical support. https://t.co/S6BJbM2lei
IMPACT | ⚠️ First arrest related to Pegasus spyware scandal since #PegasusProject revelations.— Forbidden Stories (@FbdnStories) November 10, 2021
Mexican prosecutors announced they have arrested a man allegedly involved in illegally spying on a journalist’s phone, whose identity hasn’t been disclosed. https://t.co/JfI0zZdMHc
A forensic investigation by @FrontLineHRD, peer reviewed by @AmnestyTech & @citizenlab, has disclosed new information about Pegasus spyware and NSO Group – bringing additional light to #PegasusProject revelations.👇 https://t.co/B08XVBIEbe— Forbidden Stories (@FbdnStories) November 8, 2021
🔴 #BREAKING— Forbidden Stories (@FbdnStories) November 3, 2021
US Commerce Dept has added NSO Group to list for malicious cyber activities, saying their tools were used to “maliciously target government officials, journalists, businesspeople, activists, academics, and embassy workers.” #PegasusProject https://t.co/LHCuT4cvxs
Headlining a full track on journalist safety at #GIJC21, this panel assembles investigators, including @laurentrichard0, @kavithalankesh, @Jos_Bartman, @daddyhope, Roman Anin, and Deborah Nelson. They track down those behind attacks, spying, and harassment on the press. pic.twitter.com/4vsbgh2mPv— Global Investigative Journalism Network (@gijn) November 2, 2021
🇮🇳 BREAKING. In the wake of the #PegasusProject revelations, the Indian Supreme Court sets up an independent expert committee to investigate the use of Pegasus spyware against journalists, opposition politicians and others.https://t.co/MuQwVSn206— Forbidden Stories (@FbdnStories) October 27, 2021
What a symbol! Four years ago, @FbdnStories was born when Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated, pursuing and publishing her investigations worldwide.— Forbidden Stories (@FbdnStories) October 14, 2021
🇪🇺 Today, @Europarl_EN presented the first prize that bears her name to the partners of the #PegasusProject. (1/9) #thread pic.twitter.com/cBvSIgn08P
🎖️ Tonight, late Mexican journalist Regina Martínez and the #CartelProject investigations will be awarded the prestigious #CabotPrize Special Citation by @columbiajourn!— Forbidden Stories (@FbdnStories) October 12, 2021
Want to know more about Martínez’s fight for truth, that she paid with her life ? Read this thread 👇 pic.twitter.com/zRyHq0W6Fq
EVENT: How can news outlets battle crackdowns on investigative journalism? @DrewOCCRP joins #DXIFF w/@laurentrichard0 @FbdnStories, @mediadefence, @James__Harkin @cijournalism, @t1ffany4scale Tickets: https://t.co/F1fDrtctkq— Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (@OCCRP) October 12, 2021
“Hardball Season” Oct. 13 at 9:45 A.M. EDT pic.twitter.com/8rzv21JzBz
Wow! This #NobelPeacePrize is a tremendous recognition for all reporters standing up against dictatorship and censorship. Congrats @mariaressa!— Forbidden Stories (@FbdnStories) October 8, 2021
👇 Scroll down to discover her brave investigations that challenge the Philippine authorities. #NobelPrize https://t.co/o7rKWgnd1E
Proud to announce that the #PegasusProject has been given the 2021 @DIGawards Watchdog Award, rewarding the unprecedented investigation coordinated by Forbidden Stories with 16 media outlets & @AmnestyTech.— Forbidden Stories (@FbdnStories) October 5, 2021
Congrats to all of those who worked on it! 🙌https://t.co/Y6H8bYnQTB
[EXClUSIF] Des investigations des services de l’État, après les révélations du consortium @FbdnStories, ont permis de détecter la « présence de marqueurs suspects » dans les téléphones de cinq ministres français. #Pegasus @Mediapart https://t.co/PF2ufcO0vq— Edwy Plenel (@edwyplenel) September 23, 2021
September 20, 2021
Two months after the Pegasus Project revelations, European parliamentarians are demanding answers.
🔴 IMPACT— Forbidden Stories (@FbdnStories) September 15, 2021
🇪🇺 The #PegasusProject revelations were at the agenda of today’s European Parliament plenary session. EU Commissioner for Justice @dreynders told MEPs that the EU must swiftly legislate to further protect the rights of journalists.https://t.co/wyMDvPSojV
“There should be no excuses for inaction.”— Forbidden Stories (@FbdnStories) September 15, 2021
In a statement released yesterday on the #PegasusProject revelations, @UNHumanRights High Commissioner @mbachelet urged governments to implement a moratorium on the sale and transfer of surveillance technology.https://t.co/dtUsEDXrVX
Last week, Morocco’s highest court confirmed journalist Taoufik Bouachrine’s 15-year jail sentence.— Forbidden Stories (@FbdnStories) September 13, 2021
The founder of the Akhbar Al-Yaoum daily and his wife were selected for surveillance with #Pegasus spyware, as well as several plaintiffs in his case after he was arrested in 2018
Malta’s attorney general has called for a life sentence for the businessman Yorgen Fenech for allegedly masterminding the murder of Maltese investigative journalist #DaphneCaruanaGaliziahttps://t.co/WHaUX0yGfV https://t.co/iA70kOtN5u— Forbidden Stories (@FbdnStories) August 19, 2021
Enormous: official confirmation of the allegations regarding Israeli hacking-for-hire company NSO Group’s involvement in targeted attacks on EU journalists.— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) August 3, 2021
If they will do it in France, they will do it anywhere. Shut them down—ban the exploit trade.https://t.co/gw2M9Je1nf
April 30, 2021
Forbidden Stories co-organized a one-hour talk-show with UNESCO as part of the 2021 World Press Freedom Day.
March 15, 2021
Read Forbidden Stories’ impact report from its first three years of existence.
February 24, 2021
The Cartel Project investigation has been honored with the 2020 George Polk Special Award, Long Island University (LIU) announced today.
February 15, 2021
With Jorge Carrasco (Proceso), Dana Priest (Washington Post), Amrai Coen (Die Zeit) and François Ruchti (RTS).
November 2, 2020
Today is the international day to end impunity for crimes against journalists.
July 7, 2020
In the weeks following the coordinated publication of an Amnesty International report alleging spying into his cell phone, Moroccan journalist Omar Radi was brought in for police questioning two times, accused of espionage.