The revealments of Edward Snowden about the enormous monitoring program of the U.S. National Security Agency as well as Bradley Manning's disclosure of documents to Wikileaks, also because of their prosecution, have flared up a heated discussion about the permissibility of whistleblowing as a form of freedom of speech. On this occasion Rubina Möhring (Journalist, Reporters without Borders), Ed Moschitz (Journalist, ORF), Tarik Tabbara (Expert for US Law), and Barbara Weichselbaum (University of Vienna).
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Event of the Task Force on Combating Human Trafficking (established by the Austrian Federal Government, coordinated by the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs) on the occasion of the EU Anti-Trafficking Day
On the occasion of the event the exhibition „Human Trafficking – Slavery of the 21st century“ (in German) will be displayed, where Julia Planitzer from the Ludwig Boltzmann Institut of Human Rights was involved. The exhibition can be ordered via polis Shop .
The Straniak Academy for Democracy and Human Rights is a project of the BIM-Research Association in cooperation with the University of Vienna and the University of Montenegro. It was realized with the valuable support of the Hermann and Marianne Straniak Foundation and other sponsors.
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The documentary tells the story of Djamel Ameziane, an Algerian citizen, who has been held in Guantánamo Bay without charge since 2002. In 2008 he was cleared for release since 2008, but has remained in the detention camp until today. He continues to be held because of congressional legislation restricting the transfer of men from Guantánamo, and the White House’s failure to use the limited certification process established by the legislation to transfer detained men. Djamel cannot return to Algeria and is in need of a safe third country in which to rebuild his life. Today, he remains imprisoned, dehumanised and given a number: Internment Serial Number (ISN): 310.