Letter: 100 charities warn that plans to merge DFID with FCO risks Britain turning its back on the world

16 December 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

An independent Department for International Development with a seat in Cabinet has been central to Britain’s success in fighting global poverty and has enhanced our standing on the world stage. This is why Oxfam has joined more than 100 charities – specialising in humanitarian aid, education, health, clean water and sanitation – in urging Boris … Continue reading “Letter: 100 charities warn that plans to merge DFID with FCO risks Britain turning its back on the world”

New Statesman Tech: Priti Patel’s letter to Facebook proves we need to rethink digital governance

5 October 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , ,

Priti Patel’s letter to Facebook proves we need to rethink digital governance. This week it was reported that the US, UK and Australian governments have written an open letter to Facebook asking for access to user messages. Whatever the rights and wrongs of the request, I find it alarming that governments are resorting to almost … Continue reading “New Statesman Tech: Priti Patel’s letter to Facebook proves we need to rethink digital governance”

TEDxLondon – In Conversation with Paul Van Zyl

18 May 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , , , , , ,

The theme of TEDxLondon this year was Beyond Borders. I sat down with Conduit Club founder Paul Van Zyl to talk about why, at a time when the world has never had more wealth and knowledge, billions of people are still missing out on healthcare and education, and power is still so unequally shared. Watch … Continue reading “TEDxLondon – In Conversation with Paul Van Zyl”