David talks to Ella McPherson about whether digital communication is making it easier or harder to hold human rights abusers to account. What has been the impact of the social media revolution on reporting human rights violations and does anonymity help or hinder the pursuit of justice?
Human rights activism is about analyzing information, processing it, and turning it into evidence.
For a few years, the story about technology and human rights was mostly positive, but there are drawbacks too.
Anonymity in human rights reporting is a mixed bag because it runs against our social understanding of how to produce knowledge.
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Set your alarms… for Thursday, when David talk to Matthew Taylor about whether more deliberation could remedy some of the defects in contemporary democracy.