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Christo Buschek

Knowing Machines Fellow

Christo Buschek is a programmer and data journalist. His focus lies in data-driven research, which he combines with storytelling to expose human rights abuses and strengthen social justice. Among other projects, Buschek’s open-source software, Sugarcube, has been used to preserve the most extensive collection of documentation on war crimes in Syria. Buschek received the Kim Wall Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 2021 for the project “Built to Last,” which documented the mass incarceration of Uighurs in China. Additionally, Buschek participates in the interdisciplinary Knowing Machines research group founded by Kate Crawford. The group studies the biases of datasets that underlie today’s AI. In the past, Buschek has also trained non-profit staff and human rights activists in digital security and privacy.