Why Journalists Aren’t Reporting the Real Story about Apple and Foxconn (TCTV)
Why havenâ€™t American technology journalists reported the truth about the working conditions at the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, China â€“ a 430,000 person factory that manufactures around 50% of all the personal communications devices used in America? Why arenâ€™t they doing their job?
According to the monologist Mike Daisey, itâ€™s not only journalists who have missed the real story about the inhumane working conditions at Foxconn. Daisey says that we â€“ Apple employers, investors and users like myself â€“ have all committed the â€œterrible sinâ€ of evading our â€œresponsibilities.” We all â€“ journalists and Apple fanboys alike – need to â€œwake upâ€ and â€œopen our eyesâ€, Daisey says, to the â€œdehumanizingâ€ consequences of an economy in which all our manufacturing is outsourced to companies like Foxconn.
See the first part of the Keen Onâ€¦ interview with Daisey on Appleâ€™s â€œterrible sinâ€ in outsourcing its manufacturing to Foxconn.
Mike Daisey on tech journalism’s terrible sin
Mike Daisey on the dehumanization of America
Mike Daisey on Steve Jobs
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