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#NoEsc: Life on (the) line - full episode

A refugee, a data protection activist and a blogger are fighting online to escape the realities they are living in.

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A target of Syria's intelligence agency, Mohammed had to flee. Now the graffiti artist is developing an online game based on his escape - the user is able to put himself in the shoes of Zaytoun, the little refugee who finds his shelter destroyed and his family gone: Where to go? Who to talk to? Now living in Spain, 30-year-old Mohammed says: "I feel responsible for telling people what's happening."

Irene's concerned about the web. The Mexican opposes technological control and surveillance. "I think my generation still dreams about becoming famous, being on TV. But future generations will dream about privacy," the 31-year-old says. She is learning about programing to better protect herself - especially in face of Mexico's government introducing a new law facilitating surveillance more easily.

Being watched is also an issue for Ananya. In Bangladesh Islamist fundamentalists threaten to kill bloggers like him for using their right to free speech: "I write what others are too scared to say," the 24-year-old says.