Wafa Ben Hassine

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Human rights in the Arab world

My bio:

Wafa Ben Hassine is an Open Technology Fund fellow researching counter-terrorism and cybercrime laws in select Arab countries — Tunisia, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt — and their impact on various human rights online such as privacy and free expression. She is currently hosted as a fellow by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

After completing her undergraduate studies, Wafa moved back to Tunisia. While there, she worked as a legislative aide to a National Constituent Assembly member, a columnist for Nawaat (an activist blogging collective), and as the Editor in Chief of Tunisia Live. She is also the co-founder of LEAD Tunisia, a Tunisian non-profit focused on reforming the legal education system in the country.

Wafa received her Juris Doctor in International Law from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California San Diego. Prior to her fellowship, Wafa has interned at the Appeals Chamber of the Special Tribunal of Lebanon (STL) in The Hague and the U.S. Department of State Bureau for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL).

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