The 2014 edition of GISWatch focusses on Human Rights and Communications Surveillance. The annual publication includes 53 country reports on the local state of surveillance and eight thematic reports. Fieke Jansen, Programme Manager of the Digital Defenders Partnership has contributed with a thematic report that looks at the digital threats and digital emergencies human rights defenders face. In this article Fieke goes into the Challenges, threats and digital emergency on the level of infrastructure, censoring of content and profiling of people. Find the article here