Violence at the EU’s borders: Tech and surveillance in Europe’s Human Rights Crisis

The migration crisis in 2015 brutally exposed the divisions in Europe. People who fled war and make it to Europe are being met with violence and intrusive surveillance at the border at the hands of state authorities.

We sat down with Natalie & Sergio from the Border Violence Monitoring Network to learn more about the situation at Europe’s borders.




Josoor International Solidarity’s website is at

No Name Kitchen’s website

Border Violence Monitoring Network’s Website is at

Their reports documenting violence and trends in Greece and the Balkans route are at

Lighthouse Report’s investigations on pushbacks in the Aegean are available at

Privacy International’s disclosures on the EU’s surveillance aid