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CYBERnyama is a podcast at the intersection of cyberspace and meatspace.

CYBERnyama investigates the intersections and interactions of the online world of of cyberspace and the offline world of meatspace.

We investigate, from an African perspective, how the internet affects our lives and the social, economic, political and cultural nuances involved.

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CYBERnyama is a podcast at the intersection of cyberspace and meatspace.

CYBERnyama investigates the intersections and interactions of the online world of of cyberspace and the offline world of meatspace.

We investigate, from an African perspective, how the internet affects our lives and the social, economic, political and cultural nuances involved.

    CYBERnyama008 Facebook External Oversight Board Workshop Nairobi

    CYBERnyama008 Facebook External Oversight Board Workshop Nairobi

    CYBERnyama covers Facebook's External Oversight Board Workshop, which took place on the 26-27 March 2019 in Nairobi Kenya. This is the third round in Facebook's consultations regarding the setting up of an External Oversight Board, which is to provide oversight of Facebook's decisions with regards to content.

    We speak to:
    Facebook Director of Public Policy for Africa, Ebele Okobi
    - Tunji Larnder, a human being (@TunjiLardner)
    - Archippe Njampong of Internet Without Borders (@Archyppe),
    - 'Gbenga Sesan, Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (@gbengasesan)
    - Jennifer Kaberi, a child protection expert (@Dalithso)
    - And Grace Bomu, a researcher, lawyer, human rights advocate (@Bomu)

    Information about the External Oversight Board can be found here:
    https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2019/01/oversight-board/
    https://www.facebook.com/notes/mark-zuckerberg/a-blueprint-for-content-governance-and-enforcement/10156443129621634/
    https://fbnewsroomus.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/draft-charter-oversight-board-for-content-decisions-2.pdf
    https://fbnewsroomus.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/oversight-infographic.jpg

    • 26 min
    CYBERnyama007 CYBERnyama07 - Barrett Brown (part 1)

    CYBERnyama007 CYBERnyama07 - Barrett Brown (part 1)

    Today we dial into Dallas Texas to speak to Barrett Brown, a journalist, activist and satirist who has written for amongst others, the Huffington Post, the Daily Beast, the Guardian, and the Intercept. Barrett is also a winner of the National Magazine Award.

    Barrett is the founder of Pursuance Project, an open source software currently under development, that enables individuals to organise in the pursuit of shared goals.

    In 2011 Barrett was loosely collaborating with people in the collective known as Anonymous, around about the same time he founded a crowdsourced investigation of the cyber-intelligence industrial complex called Project PM which analysed a lot of leaks that were happening at the time that were the result of hacks of intelligence contractors.

    In 2012 Barrett Brown was arrested (on a livestream) and charged with a number of crimes, including the sharing with his journalistic colleagues in a private chat of a publicly available link, linking to a leak from a hack of a private intelligence contractor Stratfor.

    In a complicated court case, Barrett was eventually sentenced, under different charges to 63 months in prison.

    In this first of our interviews with Barrett Brown, Barrett discusses his arrest and trial, the chilling effects of his case, persona management, and the cyber-intelligence complex.

    Check out the Pursuance Project at https://pursuanceproject.org.

    This episode makes use of the track, "the Ballad of Barrett Brown" (author unknown) (available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7UrHNz6KI8)

    • 55 min
    CYBERnyama006 Digital Rights in Kenya

    CYBERnyama006 Digital Rights in Kenya

    Over the last week in Kenya there has been a shutdown of TV stations as well as a crack down on opposition members. We look at the current digital rights environment, focusing on current threat to freedom of expression in Kenya. Our guest on the podcast is Ephrahim Percy Kenyanito (@ekenyanito), Digital Programme Officer Article 19 Eastern Africa. We also have a new co-host and podcaster on this episode; Collins.

    We discuss digital rights and freedom of expression in Kenya, shutdowns, data protection, and the origins of Ephraim's family name.

    • 33 min
    CYBERnyama005 Telecommunications Infrastructure in Africa

    CYBERnyama005 Telecommunications Infrastructure in Africa

    We speak to Steve Song about his Africa Telecoms Infrastructure in 2017 report. We discuss the state of Africa's telecommunications infrastructures including undersea cables, terrestrial backbone fibre, streaming, wireless technologies, spectrum, and the concept of universal basic internet.

    • 44 min
    CYBERnyama004 Bots (Part I): InstaPy

    CYBERnyama004 Bots (Part I): InstaPy

    This is the first of a series in which we investigate bots. We speak to Tim Großmann, founder and lead developer of an Instagram automation project - InstaPy. A set of tools that can automate an Instagram account's activity, as well as be used to make an Instagram 'bot'. If you are interested in Instagram, automation, bots, Python, or social media then give this episode a listen.

    We will also discuss how to get InstaPy running, if you want a bot, or to play with InstaPy. Visit CYBERyama.net for the links contained in the podcast as well a blogpost with some pointers to help get you started.

    • 45 min
    CYBERnyama003 Digital rights in Africa

    CYBERnyama003 Digital rights in Africa

    Today we dial in to Lagos, Nigeria to speak to 'Gbenga Sesan, Tunde Okunoye, and Sodiq Alabi of Paradigm Initiative about the Digital Rights in Africa 2017 report.

    • 45 min

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