Reporters Without Borders: The Round-up of Journalists Killed Worldwide 2015

The balance of Reporters Without Borders is cruel. Yes, a strong word, how strong must be the reaction of those who imagine the job of a reporter. The non-governmental organization (RSF) reports of about 110 journalists killed in 2015, bearing in mind that two-thirds of these victims died in countries where …


The Biggest Moments of 2015

2015 is almost coming to an end so let’s review what events have made international headlines. 7 January, Charlie Hebdo Shootings, Paris Gunmen stormed into the satirical magazine’s offices and murdered 10 journalists, and killed two policemen during their escape. The attacks were in response to the magazine’s latest depiction of …

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Is Population Control The Answer To Stopping Climate Change?

Population control was not discussed in the Paris Climate Talks although it seems to be the obvious answer to all our problems. Environmentalists have, for many years, forecast a dystopia future if the earth is overpopulated. So what are the factors that make population control unfavourable? A more crowded Earth? In the 1950s, the …

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The China-Africa Summit: Chinese Expansionism?

China has pledged $60bn to African development in the China-Africa Summit on 4 December. Since 2009, China has become Africa’s leading trading partner, with exports and imports of commodities, technology, oil, textile and cars. Optimists say the weighty business deals will bring common prosperity, but should the West worry about China’s …


What does COP21 mean for your wardrobe?

The discussions taking place at COP21 have created an atmosphere of high expectation. However it can be hard to imagine what, at the end of the 2 week long discussion, will be the impact on me, myself and I? Knowing the fashion industry is the world’s second most polluting industry second …


Climate Change? Yes, We Care!

On November 29th hundreds of thousands of people joined “The People’s Climate March” in cities across the world to call for decisive action against global warming at the upcoming COP21 conference in Paris. More than 600,000 people have taken to the streets in 175 countries around the world to call for …

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Russia and Turkey’s Tensions Show Hidden Distrusts

Turkey’s shooting of the Russia’s war plane has ignited fury from both countries. Neither side has backed down from their stance; the heated row reveals Moscow and Ankara’s own underlying tensions behind their alliance in fighting the Islamic State. On 24 November 2015, Turkey shot down a Russian SU-24 plane which was flying along …


Media and Terrorism: Don’t Play Their Game

The media have covered the Paris attacks with macabre precision. The BBC created a model of the inside of Bataclan, with arrows pointing to where the gunmen fired first and to the emergency exit through which the crowd tried to escape. Italian newspaper “La Stampa” reported the story of a …

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Why The Paris Attacks Got More Media Attention

The Paris attacks have united people to stand in solidarity against terrorism and to grieve for those who died. On Facebook you see friends putting up an image of the French flag on their profile pictures while Twitter is inundated with #PrayforParis hashtags. Across the globe, citizens have dedicated vigils to …


Mali Hotel Attacks: What we know so far?

On the morning of 20th of November, between 7:00am and 7:30 am, two islamist gunmen entered into the Radisson Blue Hotel in Bamako, one of the most luxurious hotels in Mali capital. Some reports suggest they were driving a vehicle with diplomatic plates, which would suggest they got in without …