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May 24, 2024

Surveillance and Oppression

  • Mais Qandeel

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Speakers: Mais Qandeel, Birte Vingerhoets, Ferre Vander Elst

New technologies are being used as a tool of oppression in Palestine, including the use of AI-based facial recognition, automated weapons and ICTs. What is the situation of digital rights under Israeli military occupation and what role does the use of AI play in this power play? In addition, how do social media platforms play a role in the Palestinian context? Mais Qandeel shares her research on digital rights and surveillance in Palestine and stresses that European discussion of privacy, data protection and surveillance must cover contexts of conflicts and military oppression.


Audio archive of stories and testimonials of students, junior researchers and other activists, interwoven with DJ-sets and concerts by numerous dublab favourites.

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