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PODCAST: Hazel Healy and Charlie Harvey on digital freedom

This is an episode in the Radio NI podcast series, which features regular interviews with contributors to New Internationalist's magazine and books. You can subscribe to this podcast for free in iTunes, or via the RSS feed, or by visiting the Radio NI blog to check for new interviews.

In 2011 Google advertisement revenue was $38 billion – more than the Gross Domestic Product of Kenya. Between 2010 and 2011 the police in the US increased their surveillance of online communications by 80 per cent. The power of the internet is growing, but 60 per cent of the globe do not have access to it.

In this podcast New Internationalist co-editor Hazel Healy and our IT manager, Charlie Harvey talk about what digital rights mean for the way we use the internet and the potential benefits it can have to our lives.

December’s New Internationalist magazine, ‘Internet Showdown,’ explores internet privacy and the movement for digital freedom. Find out more in the magazine section of the website.

Thanks to Water Pageant for the music used in this podcast. Find out more about the band on Facebook. Their album, Sightlings is out now. Also featuring: ‘xmlns:cc=”http: xmlns:dct=”” about=””>BETA22_1’ (Cosmos Computer Music) / CC BY 3.0/xmlns:cc=”http:>

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  1. #1 alfredo 27 Nov 12

    Great interview about a topic that is naturally far more relevant than the mainstream media would want you to think. But then, this is the New Internationalist. All power to you, you total diamonds!

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About the author

Hazel Healy became a co-editor at New Internationalist in 2011. She began her working life as a researcher with Colombian feminists in Medellin, coaxed peas and beans out of the soils of East Manchester with kids, and went on to do advocacy work with refugees from the Congo, Ethiopia and Sudan.

She took up journalism full time in 2007, co-founding online investigative paper Manchester Mule and going on to cover everything from campaigns by Senegalese migrant organizers in Madrid to the trials of Dominican gardeners in New York.

Since joining New Internationalist she has written on food speculation, climate adaptation and digital freedom, and keeps a close eye all things migratory. She also edits the Agenda section of the magazine.

Her work has also been featured in The LA Times, by La Agencia EFE and the Women’s Studies Review.

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