Noura Aljizawi is a senior researcher at the Citizen Lab at Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto. Her work takes an in-depth look at human rights issues connected to disinformation, digital authoritarianism and digital transnational repression. Originally from Homs, Syria, she was a prominent figure in the Syrian uprising. She played a key role in the peaceful movement, and has written and spoken publicly about her experience of abduction, detention and torture. Ultimately, she was forced to flee to Turkey, where she founded Start Point, a nongovernmental organization dedicated to human rights and psychosocial support for Syrian women and girls who had been detained and tortured. Noura holds a Master’s degree in Global Affairs from the University of Toronto and serves on various boards and committees, including the Center for Victims of Torture and Just Tech and Migration Community. She's an Excellence Through Innovation Award winner for her contributions to Security Planner, a platform for online safety.