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Cyber Partisans: An Insider's Interview on Truth, Terror, and Technology in the Lukashenko Regime
Cyber Partisans: An Insider's Interview on Truth, Terror, and Technology in the Lukashenko Regime

Organized by Gabriella Coleman (Harvard University), Marijeta Bozovic (Yale University), and Benjamin Peters (University of Tulsa)

Hacktivism is on the rise, and there's a new, notable crew on the block: the Cyber Partisans. Hailing from Belarus, this collective was chartered in 2020 to fight and expose the Lukashenko regime. First, hacking a TV station to stream videos of police brutality, their tactics and interventions have become more diverse, sophisticated, and wide-ranging in 2021. Collaborating with former police officers and hacking into government databases, they've landed and analyzed troves of leaked data that showcase everything from alleged police informants' names to proof that the regime doctored Covid-19 death statistics to downplay the severity of the pandemic.

To learn more about the group's operations and organization, along with their history, goals, and successes, please join us on Thursday, November 18, from 3-5 p.m. EST for an online event featuring the Cyber Partisans' spokesperson, Yuliana Shemetovets. She will join us live on video and communicate with several other members of the collective to answer questions from the event organizers and the audience.

Yuliana Shemetovets will kick things off by introducing us to the group, and Gabriella Coleman, Professor of Anthropology at Harvard University, will follow to briefly discuss the history of hacktivism in light of the Cyber Partisans' accomplishments. We will then move to the formal question and answer period with Ben Peters, Associate Professor of Media Studies at the University of Tulsa, and Marijeta Bozovic, Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages & Literature at Yale University. We will dedicate the last 40- 50 minutes of the event to a live question and answer period with the audience.

Nov 18, 2021 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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