Internet Shutdowns


Manage episode 281596583 series 2850401
Player FM과 저희 커뮤니티의 Media and Information Literacy Expert Network (MILEN) and Information Literacy Expert Network (MILEN) 콘텐츠는 모두 원 저작자에게 속하며 Player FM이 아닌 작가가 저작권을 갖습니다. 오디오는 해당 서버에서 직접 스트리밍 됩니다. 구독 버튼을 눌러 Player FM에서 업데이트 현황을 확인하세요. 혹은 다른 팟캐스트 앱에서 URL을 불러오세요.

In Kashmir (India) citizens suffered the high-handedness of the government with the longest imposed Internet shutdown of 213 days, just before entering into Covid-19 time. Mir Basit Hussain, a journalist and the initiator of the first digital news platform in the valley - Free Press Kashmir - tells us about this period of being digitally left “in the dark”. What were Kashmireans doing to get information across, in and out of the Kashmir state? The shutdown undermined the citizens’ capacity to organise, curbed their freedom to a voice and access to information. In this episode we explore what was behind the Internet shutdown and the socio-economic and personal impact on its citizens.
For more information on the community networks mentioned in this episode, watch this short and insightful video:

Our expert speakers featured in this episode are:
Mir Basit Hussain -
Journalist at Free Press Kashmir
Osama Manzar - MILEN member and founder of the Digital Empowerment Foundation
Felicia Anthonio - Access Now Campaigner for the #KeepItOn Campaign
This episode was created by:
Host and editor:
Alexandre Amaral
Producer: Ena Omerović
Co-producer: Osama Manzar
Consultant: Nicolas Martin
Consultant (partner Deutsche Welle Akademie): Hanna Hempel

This is a Podcast made by the Media and Information Literacy Expert Network (MILEN) with the support of Deutsche Welle Akademie (DW Akademie).
Contact us with questions, comments or your Stories on digital rights' violations at:

3 에피소드