On 18 September 2020, the Doc Media Centre hosted a sousveillance newsroom.
Dr. Aliaksandr Herasimenka (Oxford Internet Institute) spoke about his ongoing research on how digital media is used by activists in Belarus. He has provided expert commentary on how Telegram and other digital media platforms have been used in the recent protests against President Alexander Lukashenko.
In a wide-ranging discussion, we discussed the role of women in the protests and how activists have used digital media to record and share experiences of heavy-handed policing.For more on Aliaksandr’s work, please check out his list of recent media appearances here and follow him on Twitter
Jenny Hayes (University of Sheffield) spoke about her PhD research on how NGOs have used Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to distribute evidence of Israeli brutality against Palestinians in the Middle East.
Jenny has written a blogpost about her project and you can follow her on Twitter
Thanks to Aliaksandr and Jenny for speaking to us. We have created a resource list and dedicated page where you can find out more about sousveillance here