December 16, 2020

The Internet and Democracy - with Gareth Mitchell

In this episode, we meet up with Gareth Mitchell from the BBC's Digital Planet Podcast. We discuss the impact the Internet Shutdowns in Kashmir have had on democracy, what the internet actually is and who owns it, we also touch upon the Splinternet and how related it is to the global political theatre. 

Gareth Mitchell hosts the BBC’s Digital Planet Podcast. He lectures in broadcast and written journalism at Imperial College London. Before his interest in technology, Gareth used to participate in bellringing. He is also a pilot and is a licensed amateur radio operator.

Resources;

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-50819905

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-51620158
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/oct/22/what-is-the-internet-13-key-questions-answered
https://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/ourwork/spacelaw/treaties/introouterspacetreaty.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Splinternet
https://www.economist.com/briefing/2010/09/02/a-virtual-counter-revolution
https://www.businessinsider.com/splinternet-us-china-internet-trump-pompeo-firewall-2020-8

 

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