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”

BBC World Debate – For Richer For Poorer: Does Global Inequality Matter?

28 September 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

At the UN General Assembly in New York the BBC organised a debate on global inequality – why it matters, and what can be done about it. I asked the panel – Sudanese billionaire Mo Ibrahim, Dutch minister Sigrid Kaag, actor John Fugelsang and head of US Heritage Foundation Kay James – whether they agreed … Continue reading “BBC World Debate – For Richer For Poorer: Does Global Inequality Matter?”

Opinion: If we want water for all, building more taps just isn’t going to wash

25 August 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

The theme of this year’s World Water Week conference in Sweden is ‘including all.’ I wrote an article for Thomson Reuters Foundation urging delegates to work towards a new approach that goes beyond quick fixes in order to create self-sustaining, resilient systems that continue to function long after the outside aid-tap is turned off.  

Episode 1 – Throwaway fashion and the climate emergency

22 August 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah

Throwaway fashion is putting increasing pressure on our planet and the workers who make our clothes. In this podcast I visit Oxfam’s Wastesaver textile recycling plant in Yorkshire where Lorraine Needham-Reid and Holly Bentley show me what happens to clothes donated to Oxfam shops. Policy advisor Kiri Hanks explains how Oxfam is supporting people who are already being hit by climate change, and I take the#SecondHandSeptember pledge to say no to new clothes for 30 days.