May 15, 2020

For protesters, technology is an important tool to communicate and mobilize. For repressive regimes, innovative technology provide new means to surveil protesters and dissidents. In Hong Kong, where recent large-scale protests against China’s influence gained global attention, the Hong Kong government is upgrading its surveillance technology while impeding protesters from utilizing existing tools like the internet and VPNs to communicate.

Join the Human Rights Foundation for a conversation with Nathan Law, founding chair of Demosisto, Denise Ho, singer-songwriter and pro-democracy activist, and Mary Hui, Quartz journalist who has covered protests in Hong Kong extensively, on how to ensure the safety of protesters in the age of surveillance, and how are protesters still organizing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.