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Sharp Borders: Technology, Pushbacks, and Interdisciplinary Investigation
15 November 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
As borders sharpen all around the world, new technologies are making various human rights abuses possible. Join our interdisciplinary panel of journalists and civil society to discuss the growing practice of pushbacks at European borders, facilitated by increased surveillance and a lack of accountability. Our panel includes audio journalist Lydia Emmanouilidou, investigative reporter Giorgos Christides, and migrant justice organizer and co-founder of Josoor Natalie Grueber, reflecting on broader trends and individual cases from the frontlines.
This event is also a fundraiser for Josoor, an association which supports survivors of pushbacks from Greece and Bulgaria while monitoring human rights violations as an active member of the Border Violence Monitoring Network, a project of 15 grassroots organisations collecting testimonies of pushbacks in an open source database used in their work advocating for an end to border violence in Europe. To learn more and donate, visit: https://www.josoor.net/
Lydia Emmanouilidou is an independent audio and multimedia journalist based in Athens, Greece, covering the country and the region with a focus on migration, surveillance technology and far-right movements. Lydia is also the Journalist-in-Residence at the Refugee Law Lab
Giorgos Christides is a Greece-based reporter for German news magazine Der Spiegel, covering economy, social issues, and migration.
Natalie Grueber is the co-founder of Josoor, a civil society organization and an active member of the Border Violence Monitoring Network, a project of 15 grassroots organisations operating across the so- called Balkan route collecting testimonies of pushbacks in an open source database used in their work advocating for an end to border violence in Europe.
Moderator: RLL’s Petra Molnar
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