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Citizen Four showing followed by National Union of Journalists panel

This is the never before seen, utterly riveting first-person look at how director Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald first met with whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong where he gave them documents showing widespread abuses of power by the … Continue reading

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National Pupil Database and census

We’re delighted to have DefendDigitalMe talking about the National Pupil Database and child census projects on March 1st. For more details, please head over to

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Get Data Smart : Cryptoparty

We’ll be hosting a Cryptoparty event as part of the council’s Get Data Smart day on March 17th. You can register and read more at

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Festival of Social Science : Digital activism

This event is a great opportunity to discover how new technologies are changing our communities. With talks from local campaign groups, technologists and academics, this event will give you the chance to engage with pertinent issues: How is technology changing … Continue reading

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Three showings of tense Orwellian thriller about the surveillance society

On the 14th, 15th and 16th there is an award-winning, tense Orwellian thriller about the surveillance society playing in Manchester. More details and tickets can be found at I will also be having a Q+A session after the Friday … Continue reading

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Speaking to your MP : results and feedback

Last time we were talking about ways to explain your concerns to people like your local MP. For the final event of the year we want to get your feedback on how that worked out – did you manage to … Continue reading

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Episode V: The Snooper’s Charter Strikes Back!

After the huge success of a packed out hustings the Open Rights Group have two great events in one fantastic evening for our October Manchester Meetup. Please spread the word. A talk AND workshop about fighting the Snoopers’ Charter! Both … Continue reading

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Mass Surveillance, Liberty & Activism talk

We’re kicking of our pre-general election campaign with a talk on the 24th February at MadLab : ORG’s Executive Director Jim Killock will talk about mass surveillance, liberty and activism. He’ll say why mass surveillance is a danger to … Continue reading

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Freeing the Internet: How hard can it be?

To follow up on Cory Doctorow’s recent talk, our next event is in November when award-winning journalist Wendy M. Grossman will join the Open Rights Group and Open Data Manchester to see how keeping the Internet free and open will … Continue reading

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Come and see Cory Doctorow talk about publishing your work in the Internet

On Tuesday, October 7 at 7:00 PM we’re delighted to be putting on a joint event with the Manchester Literature Festival. Author, activist (and ORG Advisory Council member), and journalist Cory Doctorow takes you through three simple rules for evaluating … Continue reading

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