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Podcast #6: Niall Couper - Amnesty International UK

Podcast #6: Niall Couper - Amnesty International UK

This podcast features Scott Wise, Roei Dans and their guest Niall Couper, filmed on 18th May 2015.

Niall Couper was a journalist for The Independent for several years before joining Amnesty International UK as the Head Of Media Strategy & Public Relations, a role he has held for a number of years.

During the podcast the guys discussed Qatar, Brazil and how corporations such as FIFA can undermine humanitarian international projects and progress. Wise, Dans & Couper went on to talk about the trade offs that exist between freedom and security and how we can see it clearly today in challenges to domestic human rights acts, regionally with the ECHR and globally. The conversation moved on to the reality of the challenges in a globalized inter-connected world and how developments such as social media and the internet have impacted forms of activism. The war on drugs and its impacts on human rights are discussed, before the conversation moved on to making tough decisions about who to help,

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