Is Big Tech the New Empire? – Maria Ressa and Christopher Wylie | Studio B: Unscripted

In this episode of Studio B: Unscripted award-winning Filipino journalist Maria Ressa and Cambridge Analytica whistle-blower Christopher Wylie discuss the weaponisation of information and how social media threatens democracy around the world. In 2012, Ressa set up the digital news platform, Rappler, now particularly known for its tough scrutiny of the Duterte administration and his … Read more Is Big Tech the New Empire? – Maria Ressa and Christopher Wylie | Studio B: Unscripted

Eniola Aluko and Afua Hirsch | Studio B: Unscripted

Launching the second series of Al Jazeera’s Studio B: Unscripted, writer/broadcaster and professor Afua Hirsch and former footballer/author Eniola Aluko discuss how they have navigated racism and gender discrimination as outliers in their professions. As a striker, Eniola played 102 caps for the England national team as well as for several clubs in Europe and … Read more Eniola Aluko and Afua Hirsch | Studio B: Unscripted

Studio B Unscripted | Series 1 Compilation

A compilation from the first series of “Studio B Unscripted” from Al Jazeera: With series 2 of Studio B Unscripted right around the corner, we take a look at some highlights from the first series. Which was your favourite episode? Aj Jazeera YouTube Channel Episodes from the series include: Fatima Bhutto & Marc Lamont Hill … Read more Studio B Unscripted | Series 1 Compilation

Bhutto and Lamont Hill on compassion and identity | Studio B Unscripted (web extra)

In this excerpt from Studio B, Unscripted, Pakistani best-selling author Fatima Bhutto reflects on the importance of compassion towards those people who cause us pain, and questions dehumanising narratives. Also, US public intellectual Marc Lamont Hill examines the need to re-imagine our identities, from the notion of masculinity to the idea of the nation-state, and … Read more Bhutto and Lamont Hill on compassion and identity | Studio B Unscripted (web extra)

Dictators, past and present, and identity politics | Studio B: Unscripted

In this web extra from Studio B, Unscripted, award-winning playwright and essayist Wole Soyinka discusses Nigeria’s leadership today and how it compares to the dictatorships of the past. Also in this excerpt, renowned novelist and academic Elif Shafak talks about the dangers of some types of identity politics and reflects on how societal pressures may … Read more Dictators, past and present, and identity politics | Studio B: Unscripted

The legacy of slavery and Empire today | Studio B, Unscripted (web extra)

In this video from Studio B, Unscripted, celebrated academic and author Priyamvada Gopal and BRIT award-nominated spoken-word artist George Mpanga discuss the connection between slavery and Empire and the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed 72 people living in public housing in London on June 14, 2017, as well as how they navigate the responsibility of … Read more The legacy of slavery and Empire today | Studio B, Unscripted (web extra)

On the legacy and influence of James Baldwin | Studio B: Unscripted

In this excerpt from Studio B, Unscripted, French best-selling writer, Edouard Louis, tells the audience about his love for the work of US author James Baldwin, whose work connecting class, race and gender in post-WWII USA had a huge impact in cultural life and the civil rights movement. Louis describes how Baldwin influenced his writing, … Read more On the legacy and influence of James Baldwin | Studio B: Unscripted

How to foster more critical thinking about corporate power | Studio B: Unscripted (web extra)

In this excerpt from Studio B, Unscripted, British Iraqi rapper and campaigner Lowkey, in conversation with US artist and activist Patrisse Cullors, calls for the critical examination of the role of corporate power in people’s lives, connecting the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed 72 people living in public housing in London, U.K, on June 14th … Read more How to foster more critical thinking about corporate power | Studio B: Unscripted (web extra)

Studio B: Unscripted Episodes List

Episodes from the series include: