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In Berlin, surveillance in public transport might not rival the ubiquitous CCTV in cities like With more cameras on the U-Bahn, an increased police presence and a new facial recognition pilot, we’re being watched now more than ever before. more

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Ready to "Challenge Power"? Here's your chance with an exciting mix of whistleblowers, journalists and activists as The Centre for Investigative Journalism in London organises its first Logan Symposium here in Berlin March 11-12 at bcc Berlin. more

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Just so you know, the Bundestag is going to pass a new mass data collection law today, October 16. Thought you might care. more

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From digital dissident to analogue art! Starting Sep 10, Appelbaum's infrared photos of his whistleblowing comrades and pandas that he and Ai Weiwei stuffed with Snowden docs are on show at NOME. Read our interview, then check out "Samizdata". more

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The world's most famous dissident artist is here! And he's keen on letting us know. We traced the social media addict's path, and we've got a few ideas where he should head next. Maybe you can spot him this weekend. more

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A petition co-initiated by Berlin digital dissident Jacob Appelbaum and circulated among international journalists and campaigners comes to the defense of the editors of Netzpolitik. We've signed on – and so should you. Read on to find out why. more

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If it hadn't been for the Verfassungschutz's treason charges, would anyone have even read Netzpolitik in the first place? 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

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Press freedom is about more than just drawing sacrilegious cartoons. In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo tragedy, calls for the expansion of surveillance are already being heard. When the press's privacy isn't protected, what kind of freedom is that? more

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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

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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

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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

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Facebook knows your friends and political affinities, and Instagram knows what you had for dinner. But who are they telling? As Orwell’s dystopian world turns 30, are Berliners in danger of becoming transparent citizens? more

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Berlin is once again a capital of international espionage and, mirroring of its Cold War heyday, a proxy battleground between Washington and Moscow. So perhaps those inconspicuous office buildings around the city aren't just offices after all... more

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Behind today’s ‘free and open’ internet lie shadowy firms who have made your data their business – many of them based in Berlin. more

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Edward Snowden risked his life to leak documents for the sake of “informing the public”. But how much wiser are we, the public, really? How much has actually been leaked so far, and who decides what gets published and on what grounds? more

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Keeping up with our focus on big-brotherdom, this month’s special-edition EXBlicks at Lichtblick Kino (Thu, Sep 25, 8:30pm) features a unique programme of Stasi vault films and a very special chat with Stasi Memorial director Hubertus Knabe. more

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What is it to be whistleblower? Exiled British spy Annie Machon talks about the role of intelligence agencies in the modern world on Sep 24 at Berlin Moscow. She gave us her account of life as a whistleblower for our Sep issue. Read Parts I and II. more

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INTERVIEW: Is Putin plotting to invade Ukraine, as unanimously suspected by the Western media? Retired CIA analyst Ray McGovern brings some sanity into this new Cold War-style propaganda battle. more

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