Between the Lines
Digital Authoritarianism in the Middle East: Deception, Disinformation and Social Media
Season 5, Ep. 1
Digital deception is the new face of information warfare. Social media has been weaponised by states and commercial entities alike, as bots and trolls proliferate and users are left to navigate an info-demic of fake news and disinformation.
In this episode of the IDS Between the Lines podcast, IDS Fellow Tony Roberts interviews Marc Jones, Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies at Hamad bin Khalifa University, Qatar. Marc is author of the book: Digital Authoritarianism in the Middle East: Deception, Disinformation and Social Media.
The book looks to unpick a global web of shadowy actors in the service of digital rights in the Middle East.
What About Us? Global Perspectives on Redressing Religious Inequalities
Season 4, Ep. 11
In this episode of Between the Lines, Michael Woolcock, Lead Social Scientist in the World Bank's Development Research Group, interviews Professor Mariz Tadros, a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies.Mariz is editor of the book: What About Us? Global Perspectives on Redressing Religious Inequalities.Produced by the IDS-led Coalition Religious Equality and Inclusive Development (CREID), the book explores how we can make religious equality a reality for those on the margins of society and politics.This book is about the individual and collective struggles of the religiously marginalised to be recognised and their inequalities, religious or otherwise, redressed. It is also about the efforts of civil society, governments, multilateral actors, and scholars to promote freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) whatever shape they take.This podcast is essential listening for all studying and researching religious inequalities.
Intimacy and injury: In the wake of #MeToo in India and South Africa
Season 4, Ep. 10
In this episode of Between the Lines, Priya Raghavan, Post-Doctoral Researcher in the IDS Governance Cluster, interviews Nicky Falkof, Associate Professor of Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. Priya is part of the IDS project Sustaining Power for Women’s Rights, which works with women’s movements in South Asia to study and help develop strategies against backlash. Nicky is co-editor of the book: Intimacy and injury: In the wake of #MeToo in India and South Africa.Through the lens of the #MeToo moment, this book and podcast tracks histories of feminist’s organising in both countries, while also revealing how newer strategies extended or limited these struggles. Intimacy and injury is a timely mapping of a shifting political field around gender-based violence in the global south. This book and podcast is essential reading and listening for all studying and researching gender issues, especially in relation to questions of gendered violence.https://shows.acast.com/between-the-lines
The Agricultural Dilemma: How Not to Feed the World
Season 4, Ep. 9
In this episode of Between the Lines, IDS Fellows, Dominic Glover and Lidia Cabral interview Glenn Davies Stone, Research Professor of Environmental Science at Sweet Briar College, Virginia.Glenn is author of the book: The Agricultural Dilemma: How Not to Feed the World.In the book and podcast, the author questions everything we think we know about the current state of agriculture and how to, or perhaps more importantly how not to, feed a world with a growing population. This podcast and book is essential listening for all studying and researching food production and agriculture.