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Edward Said: Culture and Imperialism, conference at York University, Toronto (1993)
Conference on Culture and Imperialism by the author of "Orientalism", Edward Said. The text of the conference can be also found in the additional materials of the course, here on his own voice.
Armand Mattelart on media and power (in Spanish, 2005)
Interview in Spanish with French media theorist Armand Mattelart on media, globalization and power, from UNED TV course.
Los cables submarinos e internet (in Spanish)
Entrevista de febrero de 2020 que explica, de forma sencilla, como circula la información en internet a través de los cables transoceánicos. Con Noelia Miranda, emitido por Onda Cero en el programa diario “Julia en la Onda”.
Euronews on Crypto: US and West German intelligence 'used Swiss firm to spy on governments' (2020)
US and West German intelligence agencies spied on governments across the world for decades using a Swiss encryption firm, a new investigation has claimed.
Hundreds of countries used Crypto AG equipment to protect their top secrets but a probe has found the firm was covertly owned by the CIA and German spy agency BND.
But, by rigging the equipment, American and Western German intelligence agents were able to listen in on their allies and enemies.
The revelation came from a classified CIA report that was obtained by German public broadcaster ZDF. It worked with the Washington Post to break the story.
ZDF's Washington bureau chief Elmar Theveßen told Euronews it was likely the "biggest intelligence eavesdropping operation of the past 60 years".
He said US and West German intelligence agencies used the programme from 1970 to 1993, with the CIA continuing alone until around 2018.
Theveßen said it was used, for example, to listen in to what was happening during Argentina's military dictatorship in the 1970s.
"The US and Germany were able to basically know everything about what was going on with regards to critics of the regime," he said.
"More than 30,000 people were killed back then. They just disappeared and Germany and the US knew exactly what happened through listening in to these communications and, of course, this prompts the big ethical question: why didn't they do anything about it?"
Theveßen also claimed intelligence agencies shared information with then UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher that could have prevented the Falklands War.
Conversations with History: Manuel Castells (2003)
On this edition of Conversations with History, UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler welcomes social theorist Manuel Castells, Professor of Sociology and Professor of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley, to discuss identity and change in the network society. Series: "Conversations with History" [6/2003] [Humanities] [Show ID: 7234].
Available in video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GBB7U5mv0w
Joseph Nye: Global power shifts: hard power, soft power and smart power (2011)
I'm going to talk to you about power in this 21st century. And basically, what I'd like to tell you is that power is changing, and there are two types of changes I want to discuss. One is power transition, which is change of power amongst states. And there the simple version of the message is it's moving from West to East. The other is power diffusion, the way power is moving from all states West or East to non-state actors. Those two things are the huge shifts of power in our century. And I want to tell you about them each separately and then how they interact and why, in the end, there may be some good news.