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Internet Health Report

How unhealthy is the internet?; Estonia’s e-Life endorsed by its president; Migration Trail; The Heart of the Matter

Mozilla’s annual Internet Health Report is a detailed overview, reflecting its volunteers’ research into internet shutdowns, net neutrality, corporate dominance and online misinformation. Click talks to the author of the report, Solana Larsen.

Estonia is a digital nation, where very many things are online. With the swipe of a government issued ID card, citizens can track their child’s progress in school, pick up prescriptions for their parents and even complete their tax returns in around five minutes. Click hears from Kersti Kaljulaid the president of Estonia about its commitment to a digitally democratic world.

Migration Trail uses maps, data and social media to tell stories of migration tracking migrants sometimes on their perilous journeys across Europe. The first real-time ten journey was tracked late last year and now the team has developed an on-demand version. Click talks to Alison Killing from Migration Trail.

The Heart of the Matter is an exhibition that opened at the Great North Museum, Newcastle, in the north of England bringing together art and medicine. It uses digital tools to make 3D printed models, printed textiles and large-scale animation to help people reflect on the human heart. Click discusses it with the artist, Sofie Layton.

(Image caption: Stethoscope and globe on a laptop © Getty Images)

Producer: Colin Grant

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