August 18th, 2015
Episode 50 of 152 episodes
Click talks to Amnesty International’s Mohamed Elmessiry about whether the new anti-terrorism laws will curb freedom of expression. What will be the impact on news channels, bloggers and others who host websites for the dissemination of information which may be deemed by the authorities as providing a platform for terrorists? .uk Thirty Years On and Turing This year marks the 30th anniversary of the launch of .uk, the place where Britain, by and large, has gone online. Why did Great Britain end up with .uk and not .gb? The story is part of the bigger story of the internet, from a time before Tim Berners-Lee’s invention of the World Wide Web - a time when the protocols, the language, the rules, and the very wires the whole thing runs on were being designed and built. Eleanor Bradley, the CEO of Nominet reflects on those thirty years and also discusses Turing – the new tool for decoding Domain Names Systems data. Tech to Rescue Greece The collapse of the Greek economy in the last five years has caused havoc in the country and left many out of work. Youth unemployment is a huge problem. But the crisis has also led to innovation. Snežana Ćurčić reports from Athens on the vibrant tech start-up community that emerged in the epicentre of one of the worst economic crisis of modern times. Time for Rights Young people around the world have been challenged to make six second videos about the human rights most important to them for a project called Time for Rights. The videos, mostly shot on mobile phone cameras, simultaneously appeared on Instagram on the United Nations' International Youth Day last week. The creative technologist, Tim Kindberg, joins Click to discuss the project and the app he launched through which the videos can be uploaded. Producer: Colin Grant (Photo: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of Egypt. Credit: Zacharias Abubeker/AFP/Getty Images)
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