As online technology advances unfettered by ethical restraint, their creators increasingly see the resulting problems as an “existential threat”, in Neflix’s new documentary The Social Dilemma.
Janelle Koh considers the distracting influence of social media on our daily lives, and the implications it has for human rights.
Who has the right to censor our not-so-private lives? Hans Block and Moritz Riesewick explore censorship and trauma in this disturbing documentary.
Adolfo Aranjuez interrogates the pervasive but problematic essentialism of identity politics.
Marta Skrabracz explores the use of social media in human rights education.
Sarah George, co-ordinator of the national education program “Five Facts You Didn’t Know About ‘Boat People’”, tackles social media, online protesting and planning a popular campaign.
A series of events with sexism at their core exposed tensions in the media narrative on women’s rights during July, writes Jessica Szarcbord in this month’s review of human rights in the media.
By Sarah Barton. This article is part of our April and May focus on Art and Human Rights. In 2001 my good friend and colleague Greg Dee was appointed Station Manager at Channel 31, the community television station in Melbourne. The station has a licence to broadcast programs that are representative of diverse communities across Melbourne […]
On Tuesday 5 April, the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law hosted a Q&A-style debate entitled “Will the Revolution be Tweeted? The Role of Social Media in Promoting and Protecting Human Rights”. The event was held at Monash University Law Chambers in Melbourne. Panellists included Professor Sarah Joseph, Director of the Castan Centre; Sam Maclean, […]