Global Podd 68. Do Internet and media require regulations?


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In the second of three special episodes of Global Podd in cooperation with Bloggers of Zambia we discuss internet regulations – are they needed, and if so – how should they be regulated, and by whom?

Today we see a trend where social media platforms self imposed regulation effect democracy and human rights activists. At the same time the platforms are more and more following the dictates of totalitarian regimes, closing down opposition accounts. 

In this episode we discuss the need (or not) for regulations with:

  • Richard Mulonga, president of Bloggers of Zambia.
  • Fatma Karume, barrister from Tanzania, barred from practicing law in her own country.
  • Stella Nyanzi, Ugandan human rights activist, poet, and medical anthropologist.
  • Joan Barata, international expert on media and cyber laws.

Host: David Isaksson, Editor-in-chief of Global Bar Magazine and Global Podd

Free to blog, Free to speak. A special podcast series on freedom of expression in cooperation between Bloggers of Zambia and Global Bar Magazine (Sweden). Episode 2.

Bloggers of Zambia is an emerging, independent and non-profit enterprise working in Internet Governance and Digital Rights, Media Rights and Freedoms and Online Creative Content Management. Read more here.

Read more about the cooperation project here

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