Academic research – Bachelors and Masters dissertations

MA Global Media Transnational Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London My Masters dissertation with the title ‘The Death of Anonymity, DIY Infosec and Virtual Padlocks: A Study of the Implications of Mass Surveillance on Journalists and their Sources’ was a research project which looked at the state of information security for media professionals and was a qualitative study based…

NEWS: Future of encryption on the spot as US security forces argue for back-door master key to decrypt the communications of people ‘going dark’

Online anonymity came under the spotlight again last week as a US Senate hearing discussed whether a ‘master key’ to all encrypted communications should be made available to the US security forces. FBI Director James Comey and US Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates appeared before a committee on Wednesday called “Going Dark: Encryption, Technology, and…

INTERVIEW: Goldman Prize winner 2015 – Fighting industrial pollution in Kenya is a dangerous business

Lead poisoning from industrial pollution has imposed a terrible toll on Kenyans, and single mother Phyllis Omido is no exception – lead from a nearby metal refinery badly damaged her own son’s health. But it was when she decided to fight back against the polluters that a whole new realm of threats and dangers opened…

FEATURE: Should sex sell? Sex-workers and LGBTQ campaigners’ launch new campaign

A lecture hall at London Metropolitan University fills up to bursting point before a meeting to discuss prostitution in collaboration with the Anarchist Bookfair. A joint campaign between LGBTQ organisation Queer Strike and the English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP) is announced, and Laura Watson from ECP, an organisation made up of current or former sex…