Asi Burak’s Games for Change
Asi Burak and the power of video games in social change; Mozambique’s Community Tablet; CHAYN’s online safety project for women; Nighat Dad’s digital rights activism
Asi Burak is a veteran of the Games for Change movement which advocates using videogames to encourage empathy and understanding for people such as refugees in flight from war zones. Burak joins Click to discuss videogames such as Peace Maker which centres on the resolution of the Middle East conflict, and his decades-long involvement in the video games industry as highlighted in his new book, Power Play.
Only a small percentage of the Mozambique population has regular access to the internet. Click talks to Dayn Amade about Community Tablet, his mobile internet truck that visits rural areas of Mozambique.
This week sees the launch of a DIY online safety project, an open source feminist tech project, by the organisation Chayn. Hera Hussain and Aliya Bakheit join Click to discuss the online safety guide and especially the focus on social media as an aid to women who are being stalked online or who are in/have been in abusive relationships.
The digital rights activist, Nighat Dad, is a recent recipient of a Human Rights Tulip award. She joins Click to discuss her advocacy and her role in promoting SheSkills, a coding clubs for girls and women in Pakistan.
(Photo caption: Asi Burak © Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
Producer: Colin Grant