The EU, the Sahel and the Externalisation of Surveillance

While being the world’s largest provider of aid, Europe also exports surveillance around the world by training police, providing surveillance tech and building widescale databases. While the benefits for European arms and security companies is clear, how this helps those it’s supposed to is less obvious.

We sat down with investigative journalist Giacomo to talk more about the impact of this financial flow to security forces and surveillance.




Giacomo’s report on Europe’s Shady Funds to Border Forces in the Sahel

Giacomo’s report on The European Chase for Saharan Smugglers

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

You can follow Giacomo at @giacomo_zando