Protest in the Age of Surveillance

On Demand Session Link

For protesters all around the world, technology is an important tool to communicate and mobilize. For repressive regimes, technology provides new means to surveil protesters and dissidents. In Hong Kong, where recent protests against China’s influence gained global attention, the Hong Kong government is upgrading its surveillance technology while impeding protesters from utilizing existing communication tools. But protestors are fighting back, using cash to buy transit tickets and burner SIM cards to coordinate privately. Join the Human Rights Foundation for a conversation with Denise Ho, singer-songwriter and pro-democracy activist; Nathan Law, founder of youth activist group Demosistō; and Mary Hui, Quartz journalist, to discuss combating government surveillance in protests.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

photo of Denise Ho
Denise Ho


photo of Mary Hui
Mary Hui


photo of Nathan Law
Nathan Law


photo of Jenny Wang
Jenny Wang

The Human Rights Foundation

Primary Access
Music Badge
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Interactive Badge