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How to investigate the business and technologies of surveillance
With Antonella Napolitano, Valerio Bassan, Ilia Siatitsa
23 September 2022 14:00 - 16:00
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PRIVACY INTERNATIONAL
Building on the recent research work of the NGO Privacy International, the workshop aims to provide an overview of the main methods of inquiry and the most important resources that journalists can use to investigate surveillance technologies and the companies that produce them in different areas. In particular, the workshop will focus on financial drivers that may represent potential avenues of inquiry, such as, for example, European funds used to export surveillance technologies and their allocation. Among the various techniques presented, the workshop will particularly touch on research, FOIA requests and other legal strategies as well as provide several Italian and international examples where these practices have been particularly effective in fostering journalistic investigations and activist actions.
All DIG Academy workshops are free of charge and also open to the lay public. Thanks to the patronage of the Ordine dei giornalisti dell’Emilia-Romagna, the Fondazione Ordine Giornalisti Emilia-Romagna, the Associazione della Stampa Emilia-Romagna (ASER) and the Federazione Nazionale Stampa Italiana (FNSI), the workshops also offer valid credits for journalists’ continuing education. Journalists interested in obtaining credits can register now on the https://formazionegiornalisti.it platform. The events, however, remain free access for all and sundry while places are available. Those who wish to attend without accreditation can come to the events without any registration.
Valerio Bassan is a journalist, digital strategist and media innovation expert. He works with international brands such as Forbes, Vice,…
Antonella leads the engagement, development and expansion of Privacy International’s international network of partner organizations. She also contributes to policy…
Ilia Siatitsa is currently leading Privacy International’s strategic area that challenges government surveillance overreach. She also contributes to PI’s legal…