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The Friendly Troll is a podcast with observations of the global tech industry from the perspective of the Global South. Our trolling is meant to enlighten listeners and explore interesting topics from a new point of view. The podcast is produced by CIPIT, the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law, at Strathmore Law School in Nairobi, Kenya.

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The Friendly Troll is a podcast with observations of the global tech industry from the perspective of the Global South. Our trolling is meant to enlighten listeners and explore interesting topics from a new point of view. The podcast is produced by CIPIT, the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law, at Strathmore Law School in Nairobi, Kenya.

    The US-Kenya FTA: Data Protection aspects of the Agreement from a Kenyan perspective

    The US-Kenya FTA: Data Protection aspects of the Agreement from a Kenyan perspective

    In this episode, Dr. Melissa Omino and Mugambi Laibuta discuss data protection aspects of the proposed US Kenya FTA from a Kenyan perspective. Resources:1. The Friendly Troll Podcast:...

    • 43 min
    The US-Kenya FTA Part 3 featuring Lori Wallach

    The US-Kenya FTA Part 3 featuring Lori Wallach

    In this third episode of the US Kenya FTA Series hosted by Dr Melissa Omino, we are joined by Dr. Isaac Rutenberg the Director of CIPIT, and Lori Wallach, Head Director and Founder of Global Trade Watch, a division of Public Citizen. (link to:...

    • 29 min
    The US-Kenya FTA: What to look out for in Digital Trade and IP Chapters

    The US-Kenya FTA: What to look out for in Digital Trade and IP Chapters

    In continuing with our series on the US-Kenya FTA, this week’s episode grapples with some of the main areas, that may be included in the FTA, that we are pondering on in digital trade and intellectual property. The host for this episode is Dr. Melissa...

    • 17 min
    The 4IR: What it means for the Global South

    The 4IR: What it means for the Global South

    Today's episode asks what the 4IR means for the Global South and what it means to take advantage of the potential for growth both in tech and intellectual property.References:Make me Smart...

    • 14 min
    The US - KE Free Trade Agreement Part 1: What's on the table?

    The US - KE Free Trade Agreement Part 1: What's on the table?

    This is the first episode in a series on the US-Kenya FTA which is currently under negotiations. In this series, we hope to look at various aspects of what might be included in the final text of the FTA including IP, Digital Rights, and Data Governance....

    • 7 min
    Thought Leaders or Bot Leaders? Astroturfing in the time of Covid-19

    Thought Leaders or Bot Leaders? Astroturfing in the time of Covid-19

    This week's episode is a foray into astroturfing - promoting ideas through bots intending to mislead the public - and what this means in the time of Covid -19 Links from the show Make Me Smart - Who's organizing those anti-quarantine...

    • 8 min

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