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Like the offspring of Edward Snowden and Banksy, Italian artist Paolo Cirio’s own “performative hacks” mine internet data to create critical works at the intersection of privacy, copyright, democracy and finance. This hack is on through Feb 17. more

Art & Exhibitions

INTERVIEW! What do Edward Snowden and Pink Floyd have in common? Japanese collective SAZAE bot explore the Snowden leaks through internet culture in their performance at the finissage of Signals on Sep 26, 18:00 at Diamondpaper. more

Art & Exhibitions

The man of the hour was Edward Snowden, but many prominent writers and thinkers graced the ILB stage for the first day of the International Congress for Democracy. more

Opinion

Online mag Berliner Gazette brings up the Snowden files, and what we really know of them, in exhibition Signals (Sep 12-26) at Diamondpaper and a book launch for "A Field Guide to the Snowden Files" (Sep 11) at Walther König. more

Art & Exhibitions

An exhibition and a book are bringing the Snowden files back to Berlin. As part of the Signals (Sep 12-26, Diamondpaper), American surveillance researcher Light presents his “Snowden Archive-in-a-Box” in a hands-on workshop (Sep 13). more

Art & Exhibitions

INTERVIEW! Better than "Orange is the New Black"! A CIA spy reveals all about his time in jail among "chomos", Italian mobsters and neo-Nazis. Here's part two of our chat with ex-CIA agent and whistleblower-turned-author John Kiriakou. more

Interviews & Portraits

Wednesday, we celebrated the release of Chelsea Manning; last week, another jailed whistleblower was in the Berlin spotlight: ex-CIA agent John Kiriakou. We met for a captivating talk about torture, terrorists, and sociopathic presidents. more

Interviews & Portraits

OUT NOW! Compared to Laura Poitras' far superior Citizenfour, Oliver Stone's SNOWDEN proves that some fiction will never compare to the thrilling truth, making this film unnecessary. more

Film

Merkel's government is finally about to grant asylum to Edward Snowden. Could the NSA whistleblower be just days away from joining his compatriots in Berlin? more

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Get to discover the print version of Exberliner through two of our most popular issues of last year – cover to cover – and totally free: no sign-ups, no strings attached. Enjoy and spread the word – through Jan 24. more

Features

In case you missed it! From hefty stories about the NSA, Nazis and religious radicals to hot topics like GEMA, sexism in the tech industry and animal love to killer profiles of fascinating personalities, last year had no shortage of scoops. more

Features

Miss the premiere of whistleblower doco "1971" last night? The kick-ass panel afterwards, including Wolfgang Kaleck, Snowden’s legal support in Europe, touched on anonymity then and now and much more. Now read our interview with him here. more

Interviews & Portraits

Forty years ago, a group of Americans broke into an FBI office and leaked proof of citizen surveillance to the press. Johanna Hamilton sets her camera on these unsung whistleblowing heroes. 1971 premieres at Arsenal tonight, Thu, Nov 20 at 19:00. more

Film

This year's Oscar for Best Documentary goes to Laura Poitras for her film on Edward Snowden, Citizenfour. Read Exberliner's exclusive interview with the Berlin-based US director. more

Interviews & Portraits

Don’t fight the system – disrupt it! Meet the subversive, satirical, risk-taking Berliners trying to effect change from within. more

Zeitgeist

Our discussion with Annie Machon continues in a Q&A about "the war on whistleblowers". more

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Berlin has always attracted dissidents and free thinkers. Today it's the de facto headquarters of the global rebellion against state surveillance. In the post-Snowden era, it's time to take a stance, says Exberliner editor Nadja Vancauwenberghe. more

Zeitgeist

Germans are pretending to be outraged about the CIA spying on their secret service. In fact, they're just a bit annoyed because they broke one of their many politeness rules. more

Opinion

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Konrad has worked out why that guy got himself stuck in that mountain. He read the Snowden files. more

Opinion

Gris hit up the Transmediale on Sunday and the topic of NSA overreach and online privacy was topically prescient. Will groups like Chaos Computer Club, Digital Courage and the International League for Human be able to fight back? more

Opinion

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