[Publication] Dr. Marcus Michaelsen contributed to the new Freedom House report on 'Transnational Repression in an Age of Globalization' with an essay on methods of digital repression across borders. The report will be launched and presented at an online event on 15 September 2020.
In his essay, Dr. Michaelsen argues that digital technologies have given authoritarian governments new tools to control, silence, and punish dissent across borders. They enable regimes to monitor and respond to the activities of political exiles and diaspora communities with greater scope and speed, reducing the costs of extraterritorial political control. Digital technologies have thus become essential components in the toolkit of transnational repression.