ctrp417 Moving Closer to Ethical Mobile Phones

MP3 Audio [37 MB]DownloadShow URL In the summer of 2011 we learned of the fairphone mission; to make the world’s first ethically responsible mobile phone. We spoke about the challenges, the steps, the people and places in the world that would be involved. Now, many months later, we revisit fairphone to get an update and […]
 

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 […]
 

Getting to know Fairphone

  For the past few months I have been watching online and listening to conversations offline about the initiative by a group of people here in Amsterdam which looks at how mobile phones are made and how their production effects people and the environment around the world.  It is one of those difficult to address issues, because […]