Articles by David Paris
- David Paris managed digital communications for former Australian Greens Leaders Bob Brown, Christine Milne, and their parliamentary teams. He then managed media, communications, and digital and communications policy for former Senator Scott Ludlam. He has worked on social, environmental, media and digital rights campaigns with NGOs in the UK, EU, USA, Canada and Australia. He is currently a freelance campaigner and writer.
Culture, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Autumn 2021, Peace, Social Justice
Government’s secrecy war makes us less safe
When the Australian government announced in April last year that they would be developing and deploying a smartphone application to assist contract tracing efforts as the coronavirus pandemic started to impact Australia, there was immediate and vocal public scepticism. It came from privacy advocates and the technology sector, but also human rights advocates and the broader public. The trickle of... Read More
Culture, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Summer 2021
Facebook lets the world burn
It was never going to go well. Attempting to prop up the media sector while reigning in the tech giants with one bill was always going to be chaotic, but even then, the impact of Facebook’s Australian news content ban last Thursday was more widespread than almost anyone anticipated. The government passed their revised News Media Bargaining Code through the... Read More
Culture, Democracy, Social Justice
How Do You Solve A Problem Like Analytica?
The extraordinary revelations from the Observer/Channel 4 investigation into the practices of the digital marketing firm Cambridge Analytica have, like many a great internet controversy, produced great outrage but few answers or ways forward. People are rightly horrified at the prospect of such comprehensive personal information being used to manipulate them by the million, but also daunted by the task... Read More