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About Jane Duncan

Jane Duncan is a professor in the Department of Journalism, Film and Television, Faculty of Humanities, at the University of Johannesburg. Her new book is called Stopping the spies: constructing and resisting the surveillance state in South Africa (forthcoming from Wits University Press). This article also draws on a book chapter she wrote for a new book edited by Aziz Choudry, called Activists and the surveillance state: learning from repression (forthcoming from Pluto Press). She tweets as @duncanjane

Articles by Jane Duncan

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Doing anti-surveillance activism differently

Recent campaigns waged in two Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries provide some interesting lessons about challenging excessive state security power. 

Britain’s Investigatory Powers Bill: a gift to securocrats everywhere

Given the real and present dangers, surely governments should use any and all means to protect their citizens? Right? Wrong.

Don’t let the spies grab your metadata

Secrecy may have a grubbier motive, forcing state agencies to keep information from the public to prevent a backlash against their usage.

Cameron’s hypocrisy on Muslim radicalization

If Cameron was serious about countering extremism, what better person to allow into the UK than Jeenah, who has much to say about the contributions of the west to the problem?

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