The sustainability of Smartphones: Fairphone

by Vittorio Esposito Introduction Smartphones, since the advent of the first iPhone back in 2007, quickly became more and more important in our everyday life, establishing themselves as being the largest electronic market in  the past two decades, with 1.4 billion smartphones sold yearly worldwide, with an average lifespan of 2.7 years (Bento, 2016, PaianoContinue reading “The sustainability of Smartphones: Fairphone”

Digital Inclusion and Health Inequalities

In this episode we are joined by Leah (Founder of The Peer Medical Foundation). We discuss the relationship between digital inclusion and health inequalities. The Peer Medical Foundation is a volunteer youth-led international not-for-profit committed to improving health equity, inclusivity, diversity and racial justice in medicine. We support marginalized patient populations (Migrants, 2SLGBTQIA+, BIPOC & more) and hopeContinue reading “Digital Inclusion and Health Inequalities”

The human rights challenges raised by the killing of George Floyd

By Agnes Leung On 25 May 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year old black African-American man was arrested after being accused of counterfeiting US 20-dollar-note in Minnesota, the United States. While in police custody, a white police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for a period of 8 minutes 46 seconds. Despite Floyd’s desperate callContinue reading “The human rights challenges raised by the killing of George Floyd”

Predictive Policing: Is It Biased?

By Freya Graham It’s an action movie trope that everyone’s familiar with — a brazen police officer orundercover spy is entrusted with a host of gadgets and gizmos to help them fight crime.Often, it borders on the ridiculous — anyone remember the exploding chewing gum inMission: Impossible? Sophisticated police technology is no longer the remitContinue reading “Predictive Policing: Is It Biased?”

The Digital Divide: Lessons Learnt from the Covid-19 Pandemic

by Freya Graham It’s been over a year since the Covid-19 pandemic changed the way we use technology. The pandemic accelerated digitisation – all of sudden, the internet became the only way to access wider society. Healthcare and education were forced to operate remotely. As the UK expands its digital infrastructure, what lessons can weContinue reading “The Digital Divide: Lessons Learnt from the Covid-19 Pandemic”

‘The Impact of Covid-19 on Gender Equality: An Intersectional Approach’

by Isabella Garcia Introduction The outbreak of Covid-19 and the harsh measures introduced to mitigate the spread of the virus by national governments across the globe have exposed and entrenched various inequalities. A key matter of concern is the impact of the crisis on gender equality and women’s economic autonomy due to the loss ofContinue reading “‘The Impact of Covid-19 on Gender Equality: An Intersectional Approach’”