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Facebook, flyers and drone surveillance: information and politics in refugee protection

The European refugee crisis highlights the competing interests of control and protection when dealing with irregular migration. States and refugees have opposing needs for information, while agencies that try to protect migrants sit uneasily in the middle. Ghaith, a young law student from Syria, crosses ten borders on his journey from Damascus to Gothenburg. Retold […]

For Migrant Workers, a Mobile Phone to Fight Isolation – and Trafficking?

If you are a low-wage migrant worker from the Philippines, Nepal, or Bangladesh, the first photos of your newborn daughter might be the ones you see on Facebook as you sit in an internet café on your one day off from work. You might hear that your younger brother is going to be married from […]