Title Dr. Daniel Aguirre cited in parliament debate on human rights and technology Degree of recognition National Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 21/04/22 Description In a debate in parliament on 21st April the University of Roehampton’s Dr Daniel Aguirre was referenced in a parliamentary debate on ‘digital persecution’. Inspired by our joint conference organised between University of Roehampton, University of Birmingham and the NGO Open Doors International on 25th March focused on tech and human rights abuses the debate drew contributions from all sides of the House of Commons, praise for UOR academics in this field, and a ministerial response.
In a powerful speech the Prime Minister’s Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief, Fiona Bruce MP, directly referenced the Roehampton academic.
‘Let us look at a country other than China for a moment.,’ she said , ‘Dr Daniel Aguirre of the University of Roehampton has explored the role of technologies in conflict and spoken about how in Myanmar, formerly Burma, the junta’s primary aim in the recent coup was to close or control digital communication, especially Facebook as the primary mode of internet communication for coup resistance. He has also detailed how the junta used misinformation to fuel ethnic tensions and violence…..’ before extending her analysis.
Persons Daniel Aguirre
|Title||Digital Persecution: Assessing the New Technoscapes of Human Rights Risks (with University of Birmingham and Open Doors International)|
|Location||Carlton Terrace, London, London, United Kingdom|
|Period||25 Mar 2022 → 25 Mar 2022|
- human rights