Film screening and debate

Wednesday 04 October 2017, 18:30 - 21:00

Black Code

With Human Rights Watch

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Nicholas de Pencier’s film reveals the global impact that the internet has had on free speech, privacy and activism, whether exiled Tibetan monks attempting to circumvent China’s surveillance apparatus, Syrians tortured for Facebook posts, Brazilian activists who use social media to livestream police abuses, and Pakistani opponents of online violence campaigns against women.

Black Code (2016, 90 minutes, English) will be followed by a panel discussion with:


  • Thomas Biersteker, Professor of International Relations/Political Science, The Graduate Institute, Geneva


  • Ron Deibert, author, Black Code; Director, The Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
  • Dinah PoKempner, General Counsel, Human Rights Watch
  • Roxana Radu, Research Associate, Programme for the Study of International Governance, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Entry is free, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Organised with Human Rights Watch.




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