The Hay 30 – Lina DENCIK

Dr Lina Dencik is Senior Lecturer at the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University, UK where she serves as Director for the MA Journalism, Media and Communication and as Co-Director of the newly established Data Justice Lab. She has published widely in the area of media developments and social and political change, with a particular focus on globalisation and resistance. She is currently researching issues relating to surveillance, social justice, and the politics of data and is in the process of writing the book Digital Citizenship in Datafied Society: from active to monitored citizens for Polity Press (with Arne Hintz and Karin Wahl-Joergensen).

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Hay Festival 2015

Arne Hintz, Lina Dencik, Jonathan Cable

Cardiff University Series 2: In An Age of Mass Surveillance

Hay Festival 2015, 

The leaks by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have transformed our understanding of our daily communication through social media, email and mobile phones. Scholars from Cardiff University’s research project Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Society will discuss the practices, implications and broader meanings of mass surveillance. Does it work? How does it work, and who and what is monitored? How does it affect civil rights? Have we been properly informed, and how should the media report? How can we protect ourselves?

Hay Festival 2017

Lina Dencik

Social Justice in an age of Big Data - Cardiff University Series 3

Hay Festival 2017, 

We are living in a society increasingly driven by the technical ability to turn our activities and behaviour into data points that can be tracked and profiled. This is often said to advance responses to a range of social problems but these data processes can also affect individuals or entire communities that may be denied services and access to opportunities, or wrongfully targeted and exploited. What does this mean for fairness and equality? Lina Dencik is a Senior Lecturer at the Cardiff School of Journalism.