I talk to Communications Coordinator David Christopher of Open Media about the campaigns/research that Open Media does, the differences between Canada and the US in the space which Open Media operates, privacy issues in the news and resources for people who want to get involved themselves.
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Theme Music: “Noise in my Head” by Clarknova
Intro/Outro Music: “Severance” by Portal
OpenMedia.ca is a grassroots organization that safeguards the possibilities of the open and affordable Internet. We work towards informed & participatory digital policy.
On this episode, I talk to Communications Coordinator David Christopher of Open Media about the campaigns/research that Open Media does, the differences between Canada and the US in the space which Open Media operates, privacy issues in the news and resources for people who want to get involved themselves.
Questions I asked David include:
-What do you do at Open Media and what does Open Media do in general?
-Your website says you bring citizen voices to government. What kind of feedback do you get, how often and what are the primary sources vs the most effective ones?
-What are some successes that Open Media has achieved and would you say online petitions work?
-What type of research does Open Media do, and what are you currently researching?
-Tell me about Open Media’s volunteers/team
-What is the biggest misconception about what Open Media does?
-What is the biggest challenge that Open Media faces as an organization?
Stories from the news:
-Voltage pictures suing independent Canadian ISP TekSavvy for subscriber info re: illegal downloads
-The CRTC approved takeover of Astral Media by Bell Global Media
-The Canadian Government potentially stripping the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) of some or all of its independence
-The Edward Snowden/NSA situation