Surveilling journalists and their sources

Hacks/Hackers Brisbane
Hacks/Hackers Brisbane
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The troubling consequences of the Australian Government's ongoing and well advanced campaign to extend government surveillance powers are finally beginning to dawn on Australia's media companies.

What are the problems, what can journalists do now to protect themselves and their sources, and how should the media go about advocating for change?

6:00pm Arrive / Socialise / Grab a drink
6:20pm Panel discussion
7:00pm Drinks / Food / Open Discussion
8:30pm Close


Dr Monique Mann
As the Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow in Technology and Regulation at the QUT Faculty of Law, Dr Mann's research focuses on the intersecting topics of algorithmic justice, police technology, surveillance, and transnational online policing. She is also a Director and Chair of the Surveillance Committee at the Australian Privacy Foundation.

Dr Brenda Moon
A Data Scientist in the School of Communication and Digital Media Research Centre at QUT, Dr Moon's research covers a wide range of digital methods for exploring the digital-cultural landscape with a focus on social media. She also has a strong interest in encryption, security and privacy for journalists and researchers.

Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh
A Senior Lecturer with the TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland, Dr Ananian-Welsh teaches and researches public law, focusing on the courts, national security and press freedom. She has also worked in the Federal Attorney-General's Department and as a private practice litigation Solicitor.