Check out the Oxford Human Rights Festival’s first ever podcast series, on protest, the press and media representation. How does the distortion of storytelling and news reporting affect our understanding and our world views? The ‘We Need You’ series of podcasts talks to experts to discuss press, protest, deception and the awesome power of words.
Students Victoria Greenwood and Lucie Dick speak with the experts. Hear Belinda Goldsmith, Editor-in-Chief of Thomson Reuters Foundation, examine misinformation and disinformation. Listen to Josie Naughton, CEO of Choose Love, discuss the impact of hostile political narratives on the lives of refugees. Hear Esther Stanford-Xosei, Advocate of Extinction Rebellion, unpack how the media portrays activism and civil disobedience and reflect on the power of protest and disruption. Listen to the podcasts here.
You can also watch the final session in the series, which was recorded as a vodcast, and which features Victoria Greenwood and Lucie Dick in conversation with Dr Richard Carver, expert in human rights and freedom of speech and Reader in Human Rights and Governance at the Centre of Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP), School of Architecture, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment, Oxford Brookes University.
The festival podcast series was produced and presented by Victoria Greenwood, who is studying the MA in Human Rights, Development and Emergencies, and Lucie Dick, a Masters of Architecture student.