by Boris Araya, BECA Senior.
Ever wondered where your iDevices are made? Look at it right now. “Designed in California. Assembled in China.” Now think about it again. That phrase itself sounds strange and hierarchical. It didn’t take much for an investigative journalist to find out what was hiding behind this Apple saga.
The big media boom started when Ira Glass aired an episode of his “This American Life” show on the production of Apple products. Before this, there had been articles on what it takes to make Apple products. However, there was never a mass movement against the process.
Listen to this show here of This American Life.
Short after this first airing of the show, several corporate and mass media news organizations released articles on Foxxconn. Apple’s little son that makes every product. The boom was so big that it was taken to the next level – Apple has now committed to better working conditions and better pay. At the same time, Ira Glass worked on that episode with Mike Daisey without checking Daisey’s facts. Most of these facts ended up being false.
You can listen to it here.
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