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The old global order is being shaken up and Bigger Than Five is here to make sense of it all - with tough questions for those in power and sharp analysis about the people and politics that are changing our world.

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The old global order is being shaken up and Bigger Than Five is here to make sense of it all - with tough questions for those in power and sharp analysis about the people and politics that are changing our world.

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    Inequality in South Africa | Bigger Than Five

    Inequality in South Africa | Bigger Than Five

    It’s the world’s most unequal country. Twenty-five years since the end of apartheid, South Africa is still dogged by inequality and unemployment. Bigger Than Five digs into the numbers in this week’s Five Facts.
    #southafrica #inequality #apartheid

    • 1 min
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    A Divided South Africa | Bigger Than Five

    A Divided South Africa | Bigger Than Five

    30 years after Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, Obakeng Leseyane, a 21-year-old education advocate and youth activist, looks at the legacy of apartheid in South Africa.

    #SouthAfrica #Apartheid #NelsonMandela

    • 3 min
    • video
    South Africa: 30 Years On | Bigger Than Five

    South Africa: 30 Years On | Bigger Than Five

    30 years after Nelson Mandela was freed from prison, has South Africa been able to fully break free from the shackles of apartheid? Or does its legacy live on?

    Guests:
    F.W. de Klerk- President of South Africa (1989-1994)

    Mandla Mandela- Grandson of Nelson Mandela and Member of Parliament of South Africa representing the African National Congress

    #NelsonMandela #SouthAfrica #Mandela

    • 26 min
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    Global Expansion of Facial Recognition | Bigger Than Five

    Global Expansion of Facial Recognition | Bigger Than Five

    64 countries around the world are using facial recognition technology. Bigger than Five looks at how governments are experimenting with the hi-tech surveillance systems.
    #BiggerThanFive

    • 2 min
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    Scanning Faces in Kyrgyzstan

    Scanning Faces in Kyrgyzstan

    In a deal with China, Kyrgyzstan is installing Chinese surveillance cameras equipped with facial recognition technology around the capital Bishkek. Officials say they are intended to help improve public safety, critics say China is “exporting authoritarianism”. Bigger Than Five went to Bishkek to see how people there feel about the move.

    • 3 min
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    State of Surveillance | Bigger Than Five

    State of Surveillance | Bigger Than Five

    We’re encouraged to tag our photos on social media and use our face to open our phones. Governments are scanning crowds to find suspected criminals and missing people, but also to surveil activists, protesters and ethnic minorities. Facial recognition is rapidly expanding, but will its unregulated use create a new technological wild west? Have we found the balance between privacy, human rights and safety?
    Guests:
    James Craig- Detroit Police Chief
    Kenneth Roth- Executive Director of Human Rights Watch
    Sharon Bradford Franklin, Policy Director at New America’s Open Technology Institute #BiggerThanFive

    • 26 min

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