Surveillance, privacy, information, control: Coda Story’s new coverage topic provides global reporting on how governments abuse the power and potential of emerging technologies such as AI, facial recognition, digital tracking, and social media and will explore how these technologies are strengthening autocratic regimes and stifling dissent.
Gulbahar Jalilova, a citizen of Kazakhstan, spent fifteen months in one of China’s concentration camps for ethnic Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities. She tells the story of life in Chinese detention and the women she met there.
A young Uyghur woman tells the story of growing up with her brother, who is drafted into the police force in Xinjiang, China.
Each year, 500 tech companies come to London to exhibit at a security fair called IFSEC. Some of them have deep ties to authoritarian practices.
Amazon warehouses around the U.S. are reporting cases of Covid-19. A worker at an Amazon warehouse in the Midwest describes the situation during coronavirus: “It’s getting bad.”
Around the world, politicians are using the Covid-19 pandemic as an excuse to intensify anti-immigrant policies and blaming refugees, migrants and asylum seekers for the spread of coronavirus. There is a history behind this. And a context. We explain it.
Here’s a deeper look at how politicians around the world are intensifying anti-migrant rhetoric during the pandemic.
Surveillance of migrants in Europe was on the rise even before the pandemic. Here’s some context.