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Enabling Repression, Exporting Surveillance, and Silencing Dissent

  • When
  • November 20, 2014
    1:30–8:00 p.m. (EST)
  • Where
  • Open Society Foundations–New York
    224 West 57th Street
    New York, NY 10019
    United States of America
  • Programs
  • Eurasia Program
  • In partnership with
  • Privacy International

Founded in 1990, Privacy International was the first organization to campaign at an international level on privacy issues. They fight for the right to privacy across the world through litigation and advocacy, and investigate the secret world of government surveillance while also exposing the companies enabling it.

Join us for a special discussion on the impact of the surveillance technology industry with representatives from Privacy International, l’Association Marocaine des Droits Numériques, and artist and researcher Mari Bastashevski.

This event marks the launch of a new report, Private Interests: Monitoring Central Asia, detailing Privacy International’s investigation into the sale of surveillance technologies to Central Asian governments.

This discussion is co-sponsored by the Open Society Eurasia Program and Documentary Photography Project, and is organized to coincide with the Moving Walls 22 / Watching You, Watching Me exhibition, which explores the intersection of photography and surveillance.


  • Hisham Almiraat is president of l’Association Marocaine des Droits Numériques.
  • Mari Bastashevki is an artist and researcher.
  • Dr. Gus Hosein is executive director of Privacy International.
  • Edin Omanovic is a research officer at Privacy International.

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