– Global Voices honors the life of open web activist Bassel Khartabil, executed by the Syrian regime

A Creative Commons leader in Syria who was active in projects including Mozilla Firefox and Wikipedia, Bassel Khartabil played a pivotal role in extending online access and open knowledge to the public in Syria. Bassel's whereabouts and condition were unknown until today, when his wife Noura Ghazi learned from Syrian officials that he was executed in 2015.


Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) is a network of human rights journalists in Uganda working towards enhancing the promotion, protection and respect of human rights through defending and building the capacities of journalists, to effectively exercise their constitutional rights and fundamental freedoms for collective campaigning through the media.

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