ctrp387 Connecting Electronics and Conflict Minerals

MP3 Audio [21 MB]DownloadShow URL There is a direct connection between armed conflict in Congo and the minerals we use in our phones and computers. Bibi Bleekemolen has been investigating that connection, in an effort to understand how it works, who is involved, and what can be done about it.  Her focus is the role […]
 

ctrp386 Tracing the Strategic Minerals Route in Congo

MP3 Audio [36 MB]DownloadShow URL Earlier this year Michael Schaap went to DRCongo as part of the Fairphone fact finding mission. The goal was to better understand how the minerals that make up our technology, our mobile phones, are mined and how they travel from miners up through all the middle people and eventually to […]