Annie Machon


Annie Machon was an intelligence officer for the UK's MI5 in the 1990s, before leaving to help blow the whistle on the crimes and incompetence of the British spy agencies. She is now a writer, media commentator, political campaigner, and international public speaker on a variety of related issues: the war on terrorism, the war on whistleblowers, the war on drugs, and the war on the internet. She is also the European director of LEAP and a founding board member of Code Red.

Annie has an MA (Hons) Classics from Cambridge University. She is the author of Spies, Lies and Whistleblowers: MI5 and the David Shayler Affair (2005).

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Events in past editions
#IJF15 / 18 april 2015

The launch of Code Red

The launch of Code Red - taking the global anti-surveillance movement to the next level. In late 2014, a group of the world's most renowned privacy activists, whistleblowers, technologists and le...