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Nowhere to Apart-hide: Israel's chilling surveillance of Palestinians
June 09, 2023 · 23 min

In a report by Amnesty International, titled Apartheid Automated, the human rights group laid out how the Israeli government is using technology as a tool of oppression. 

This technological tyranny is perhaps best seen at the many checkpoints that Palestinians are forced to traverse as part of their daily lives. Cameras and algorithms are permanently watching every Palestinian who passes through; monitoring their movements and activities. 

This constant surveillance creates part of what is know as the 'chilling effect'.

It is also believed to work hand in hand with other technologies used by soldiers on the ground. 

This week on The New Arab Voice we delve into the latest Amnesty report, and examine how technology is being used, what it means for Palestinians, and how it fits into a wider system of apartheid.

Joining us is Dr. Matt Mahmoudi (@DocMattMoudi), a researcher at Amnesty Tech (@AmnestyTech), and the author of Apartheid Automated. Also, Jalal Abukhater (@JalalAK_jojo), a Palestinian writer and activist. And Mona Shtaya (@Monashtayya), who until recently, worked as an advocacy and communication manager for 7amleh (@7amleh), a non-profit organisation aimed at enabling Palestinian and Arab civil society to effectively utilise the tools of digital advocacy through professional capacity building, defending digital rights and building influential digital media campaigns.

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This podcast is written by Nick McAlpin and produced by Hugo Goodridge. 

Theme music by Omar al-Fil. 

Other music by Blue Dot Sessions. 

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