Responding to Transnational Repression

7 December 2021  10:00 - 11:00

Virtual Event | Organised by Freedom House | Held in in English
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Transnational repression describes efforts by authoritarian governments to reach beyond their own borders to silence dissent among exiles and diaspora communities. It takes the form of assassinations, kidnapping, threats, digital surveillance, and coercion of loved ones. Freedom House’s discussion will build on existing research into the origins and tactics of transnational repression to analyze its impact on people living within democracies. The conversation will cover how and why both physical and digital attacks occur, their impact on individuals and state institutions, and what democracies can do about the problem. Panelists will draw examples from cases of physical and digital transnational repression in Europe and North America.


  • Yana Gorokhovskaia,
    Senior Research Analyst, Freedom House | @gorokhovskaia
  • Isabel Linzer,
    Research Analyst, Freedom House | @isabelalinzer
  • Siena Anstis,
    Senior Legal Advisor, Citizen Lab | @sienaanstis
  • Noura Al-Jizawi,
    Research Officer, Citizen Lab | @nouraaljizawi
  • Marcus Michaelsen,
    Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, Vrije Universiteit Brusse l @mmichae1sen