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Thursday, June 13 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
It Always Feels like Somebody's Watching You: The impact of U.S. foreign intelligence surveillance on journalists

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The participants will learn about the international press freedom implications of U.S. foreign intelligence surveillance, with a particular focus on the forthcoming reauthorization of the provision that permitted the bulk telephone surveillance program revealed by Edward Snowden. Panelists will discuss their organizations' work on these issues and participants will be invited to explore hypothetical scenarios that might affect journalists around the world.

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Gabe Rottman

Director of the Technology and Press Freedom Project, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press


Sharon Bradford Franklin

Director of Surveillance & Cybersecurity Policy, New America's Open Technology Institute
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David Kaye

UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression
Prof. Kaye’s scholarship and teaching focus on public international law, especially international human rights law, international humanitarian law, accountability for violations of human rights, and the law governing the use of force. He is just as interested in efforts to translate... Read More →

Thursday June 13, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm BST
Village Stage (Laico)