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Sigal Samuel has investigated China’s brutal crackdown on Uighur Muslims. Ask her anything.

The Future Perfect reporter’s work helped shed light on one of the most harrowing humanitarian crises in the world today.

A Uighur woman passes the Communist Party of China flag on the wall in 2017 in Urumqi, China. 
A Uighur woman passes the Communist Party of China flag on the wall in 2017 in Urumqi, China. 
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Vox’s Future Perfect reporter Sigal Samuel writes about AI, tech, and how they impact vulnerable communities like people of color and religious minorities.

Over the past year, she’s been reporting on China’s campaign of repression and use of high-tech surveillance against Uighur Muslims, 1 million of whom are being held in internment camps in the northwestern Xinjiang region. Though Beijing has defended the internment as a necessary security measure, and even tried painting those camps as fun, resort-like places, there have been reports of death, of torture, and of Muslim detainees being forced to memorize Chinese Communist Party propaganda, renounce Islam, and consume pork and alcohol.

On Friday at 2 pm ET/11 am PT, you can join Sigal on Reddit to ask her anything about the mass internment system in Xinjiang, one of the most harrowing and neglected human rights crises in the world today.

Ahead of the AMA, read Sigal’s coverage:


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