Human rights and internet infrastructure 

Alina Utrata talks to Dr Corinne Cath-Speth, a recent graduate from the doctoral program at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) and a cultural anthropologist whose research focuses on Internet infrastructure politics, engineering cultures, and technology policy and governance. They discuss the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF): What is it? What are internet protocols? And how can infrastructure uphold or harm human rights?You can follow Corinne Cath-Speth on Twitter @C___CSAlina Utrata on Twitter @alinautrataAnd the Anti-Dystopians podcast on Twitter @AntiDystopiansOr sign up for the AD email newsletter: episodes of the Anti-Dystopians are hosted and produced by Alina Utrata, and are freely available to all listeners. To support the production to the show, visit: Reading and Articles by Corinne Cath-Speth:Corinne Cath on Internet governance cultures: van Geuns and Corinne Cath, article for the Brookings Institute: workshop organized by Beatrice Martini, Niels ten Oever, Corinne Cath: 'Changing minds and machines: a case study of human rights advocacy in the Internet Engineering Task Force'. PhD Thesis University of Oxford. Technology We Choose to Create: Human Rights Advocacy in the Internet Engineering Task Force’. Telecommunications Policy 45, no. 6 (1 July 2021): 102144. Land by Kevin MacLeodLink: See for privacy and opt-out information.

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