IS BIG TECH THE NEW EMPIRE? – MARIA RESSA AND CHRISTOPHER WYLIE

Wed 01 April 2020: The Cambridge Analytica whistle-blower and Filipino journalist discuss Facebook, fake news, and information warfare. In this episode of Studio B: Unscripted award-winning Filipino journalist Maria Ressa and Cambridge Analytica whistle-blower Christopher Wylie discuss the weaponisation of information and how social media threatens democracy around the world. In 2012, Ressa set up […]

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PANDEMIC PROVES THERE IS ONLY ONE WORLD RESERVE CURRENCY

Wed 01 April 2020: The mighty dollar shows reserve currency dominance. Plus, India’s banking troubles and travel industry under COVID-19. Rich nations have spent more than $9 trillion so far on tackling the economic fallout from COVID-19. And more spending is on the way as governments try to ensure there is a functioning economy post […]

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CORONAVIRUS: TRACKING THE OUTBREAK, OR SPYING ON PEOPLE?

Tue 31 March 2020: In the race to protect public health, are governments harming privacy rights? Plus, Trump’s coronavirus misinformation. A note for our viewers: The COVID-19 pandemic is a news story like no other, and as life as we know it grinds to a halt, The Listening Post team – like so many journalists across […]

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WHO’S DR MIKE RYAN: CORONAVIRUS VACCINE ‘AT LEAST A YEAR’ AWAY (WATCH)

Sat 28 March 2020: Executive director of the World Health Organization’s emergencies programme discusses the global response to COVID-19. COVID-19 has killed thousands and, as of March 25, 2020, has infected at least 400,000 people worldwide. And those figures are expected to grow in the coming months. It all started in December last year, when […]

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WHO WILL SAVE THE WORLD FROM A CORONAVIRUS RECESSION?

Sun 08 March 2020: Why a shock US central bank rate cut may not be enough to save the global economy from the coronavirus outbreak. The world’s factory has been shuttered, supply chains have been broken, flights have been grounded and tourism decimated. That’s the real-world consequence of the coronavirus and the epidemic has yet […]

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DATALAND: THE EVOLUTION OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND BIG DATA

Sat 29 February 2020: Loyalty cards, medical records, geolocation, biometric passports. Our digital traces speak volumes about our habits. The large volume of data recorded during each of our visits to the internet represents a great opportunity for personalisation, but the information we distil is also widely used for commercial purposes and can be used by governments […]

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WHAT IF IDLIB FALLS TO BASHAR AL-ASSAD?

Wed 19 February 2020: The battle for Idlib has led to a humanitarian catastrophe as the Syrian gov’t vows to retake the last rebel-held area. Babies and children are dying of cold in Syria‘s Idlib province and their suffering has been described by the United Nations as the largest humanitarian horror story of the 21st century. The Syrian government offensive […]

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ARE THE LOUDEST VOICES ON INDIA’S AIRWAVES NORMALISING HATE?

Mon 10 February 2020: Indian TV anchors are in attack mode against critics of the ruling party. Plus, blackface in the Arab world. On The Listening Post this week: “Terrorists”, “anti-nationals” – Indian TV anchors are in attack mode against critics of the ruling party. Plus the history of blackface in the Arab world. Are the loudest […]

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SCIENCE IN A GOLDEN AGE – ASTRONOMY: THE SCIENCE OF THE STARS

Wed 05 February 2020: Imagine trying to make sense of the universe before telescopes were even invented. Jim al-Khalili reveals how scholars from the Islamic world played a crucial role in astronomy and navigation, influencing later astronomers in the renaissance. In this episode of Science in the Golden Age, we examine ancient maps dating back […]

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