Journalism that unpacks the global authoritarian toolkit


Authoritarian Tech

In the right hands, technology can liberate societies. In the wrong hands, it can oppress them. People in power around the world are learning to use artificial intelligence, algorithms, social media and surveillance systems to their advantage, and it’s resulting in injustice and inequality. The far-reaching implications of these tools is one of the most pressing stories in the world right now — and will continue to be for a long time.


Rising above the noise

Whenever I am asked why I decided to become a journalist, an image from my childhood pops into my head. It’s dusk. I am 10, sitting in the kitchen with my mom. She is glued to a shortwave radio. Outside, the Soviet Union is on a cusp of collapse. Georgia, where we are, is on

ZEG is back.

21–23 June 2024
Tbilisi, Georgia

The ZEG Tbilisi Storytelling Festival is organized by Coda Story and Impact Hub Tbilisi. ZEG is the Georgian word for ‘the day after tomorrow,’ and that’s what the festival is all about: finding and telling the stories that matter for the day after tomorrow.

Immerse yourself in three days of interactive masterclasses, 
in-conversation sessions, innovative workshops, networking, and performances.

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Authoritarians muddy the public conversation. We clarify it with journalism.

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