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Stilgherrian is a freelance journalist and commentator who covers the politics of the internet and the way it’s changing power relationships at every level of society. He’s particularly interested in internet policy, cybersecurity, privacy, cybercrime and hoovering up bulldust. But that’s far from all he’s interested in.

He does a weekly newsletter titled The Weekly Cybers, a personal look at what the Australian government has been saying and doing in the digital and cyber realms, on various adjacent topics, and whatever else interests him.

He also makes terrible podcasts about politics, international affairs, and other topics, in particular The 9pm Edict.

You can hire him to help you make yours. Or to help you write and stuff.

Please support The 9pm Autumn Series 2024

The 9pm Autumn Series 2024: Click to pledge your support

As summer draws to a close it’s time to look ahead and fund another series of my terrible podcast for grown-ups, The 9pm Edict.

The Pozible crowdfunding campaign The 9pm Autumn Series 2024 is open until this coming Thursday 7 March at 9pm AEDT.

Please click through, read the usual blurb, and maybe even pledge your support — or at least tell your friends about the podcast.

I’m determined that the podcast should never have those terrible, badly-placed adverts. But that means I need income while I produce them. Thanks to you generous supporters, I’ve been able to do that for a few years now. Let’s continue, shall we?

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I have essentially abandoned Twitter. As of 1 January 2024 my interactions on X/Twitter will be minimal. My posts will largely be limited to plugging my work elsewhere.

Most of my social media presence is now at Bluesky, where you can find me as bsky.app/profile/stilgherrian.com. As of 7 February 2024, Bluesky is no longer invitation-only.

I am also on Mastodon at eigenmagic.net/@stilgherrian. Just log into your Mastodon instance and search for @stilgherrian@eigenmagic.net.

Finally, there’s an easy way to get onto my mailing list in case you’re not already a supporter. I’ll email you about upcoming podcasts, live recordings, crowdfunding campaigns, and other bits and pieces. There’s usually only one or two emails per month, although I may well organise some more email-based things as 2024 progresses.