Refugee Lab in the Media

(March 31, 2021) Moria 2.0: The EU’s sandbox for surveillance technologies

(March 26, 2021) ‘They can see us in the dark’: migrants grapple with hi-tech fortress EU

A powerful battery of drones, thermal cameras and heartbeat detectors are being deployed to exclude asylum seekers

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/mar/26/eu-borders-migrants-hitech-surveillance-asylum-seekers

(November 23, 2020) Technology is the new border enforcer, and it discriminates

Tech solutions have not made border control more objective or humane, but rather more dangerous.

https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2020/11/23/technology-is-the-new-border-enforcer-and-it-discriminates

(November 11, 2020) UN warns of impact of smart borders on refugees: ‘Data collection isn’t apolitical’

Special rapporteur on racism and xenophobia believes there is a misconception that biosurveillance technology is without bias.

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/nov/11/un-warns-of-impact-of-smart-borders-on-refugees-data-collection-isnt-apolitical

(October 13, 2020) Dispatch from a refugee camp during the COVID-19 pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic first appeared, and we were preoccupied with bread-baking and Tiger King, it was talked about as the great equalizer, a moment to bring us all together.

Yet as we enter the eighth month of this global crisis, it becomes increasingly clear that we’re hardly “in this together.”

https://theconversation.com/dispatch-from-a-refugee-camp-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-146976