Jane Duncan is a Professor in the Department of Communication and Media at the University of Johannesburg. Before that she was Highway Africa Chair of Media and Information Society, School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University. Jane is former executive director of the Freedom of Expression Institute. She has three post-graduate degrees, and has written widely on media and communication policy. She is author of the following books: ‘The rise of the securocrats’, published by Jacana Media (2014), 'Protest nation: the right to protest in South Africa, published by UKZN Press (2016), 'Stopping the spies: constructing and resisting the surveillance state in South Africa', published by Wits University Press (2018) and 'National security surveillance in southern Africa: an anti-capitalist perspective', published by Zed Books (2022).