Gulf Investigative Unit


This project examines the cyber attack against Qatari government news and social media sites in May 2017. The MENA-IF micro-grant was used for on-the-ground research and exploration of the wider ramifications of UAE involvement in the hack. The initial research phase of this story will explore the connections between cyber security and other international security services in the region. The story will be told through multiple formats, in Arabic and in English, building on the Gulf Investigative Unit’s existing relationships with high-profile media outlets.

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