Last evening’s episode of On the Media had three interesting segments related to Internet issues that affect users globally. You can stream or download these segments:
In Internet Censorship from Around the Globe (6:48) On the Media cohost Bob Garfield and Electronic Frontier Foundation Activism Director Rainey Reitman discuss recent and ongoing events related to blocking access to certain Internet sites.
Brooke Gladstone cohosted two segments. In The Internet is a Tool, Not a Human Right (5:54) Vinton Cerf, one of the creators of the Internet (also Vice President and “Chief Internet Evangelist” for Google) frames his response in relation to the concepts in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Harvard Law Professor Jonathan Zittrain also draws on the Universal Declaration in the segment, Everyone Should be Able to Access the Internet (6:14). Zittrain (also co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society) points out that while the media may change, the basic rights remain the same.
On the Media airs locally on opb.org Mondays, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
(On The Media image source: http://www.onthemedia.org/2012/jan/27/)