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A political scientist by education, Anne Roth cofounded the first interactive media activist website, Indymedia, in Germany in 2001 and has been involved with media and digital rights activism ever since. She has worked as a journalist, web editor and translator.
Anne works as policy advisor in the German parliament. She was senior advisor for the Parliamentary Inquiry on Mass Surveillance of the German Bundestag 2014-2017 for the parliamentary group ‘The Left’.
Until August 2014 she was programme editor and researcher for the Privacy and Expression programme of the Tactical Technology Collective. Here she developed trainings and educational material on digital security and tracking, primarily directed at activists and communities at risk. She was project lead for the project Me and My Shadow https://myshadow.org.
In 2007 Anne Roth became the “collateral damage” of a terrorism investigation against her partner, Andrej Holm. The urban sociologist who researches gentrification had been accused of being the mastermind behind a group that committed arson attacks. The investigation stirred up international attention and was dropped later as no evidence was found to back up the charges. Anne has written extensively about living with anti-terror surveillance and started this blog in 2007 to document her experience.
Today she writes about domestic policy and home affairs, about media, net politics and feminist issues.
Conferences she spoke at include the Chaos Communication Congress, re:publica and the Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference.
Podium mit Peter Schaar und Constanze Kurz beim Kongress "10 Jahre Campact".
Data Days 2014
Podiumsdiskussion der Deutschen Welle Akademie gemeinsam mit dem ARD Hauptstadtstudio.
Diskussion mit Kathrin Ganz und Hans Christian Voigt über das Verhältnis zwischen sozialen, auch Hacker-Bewegungen und Netz.
Vortrag beim 29. Chaos Communication Congress im Dezember 2012.
Veranstaltung der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung zur Buchvorstellung des Buchs "Generation Facebook. Über das Leben im Social Net” im Nov. 2011.