Rap News – episode 4 – resumes its lyrical forays into the world of rhyme and reason, exploring what’s been happening on the Internets in 2010. Robert Foster – recently returned from his long-leave vacation in the Caribbean (prematurely interrupted due to the disastrous BP oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico) – takes a look at Senator Joe LIEberman’s proposed bill to grant the Prez the power to shut down the web in case of [quotation mark] an emergency [/quotation mark].
But – most importantly – we discuss something else which has been leaking even more profusely than a BP oil well. An organisation of ultra-inspiring infectively-courageous cybernauts – aka Wikileaks – has been taking on the Fistagon and giving that slumbering Fourth Estate a much-needed kick in the arse, reminding us how important the internet can be as a channel of information.
What is Wikileaks? Who is Julian Assange? And why is it so important that we know? Find out with your charming host, Robert Foster.