Audiovisual Narratives: The Social Media War Ella Buckley reflects on the nature of both the social media and broadcast news narratives surrounding Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent invasion of Ukraine. In the 1960s, uncensored images of the effects of napalm and chemical agents deployed by the American military were all over televisions around the world, […]
Comment writer Kanumera Creiche evaluates news coverage of the War in Ukraine and explains why it is problematic.
Marçal Jané-Heidsiek evaluates the involvement of the West in the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
Not only does crippling poverty mean that once a vaccine is rolled out, those will be the last to make use of it: but before one is approved, many lower classes will see deaths from failed trial products, and there will be little international notice. Russia is using their poor as guinea pigs when there is little evidence promoting their vaccine, and India ‘pharmacy of the world’ has a reputation for lacking bureaucracy and a lack of controversy and attention. If the developing world continuous racing with the same rigour as in the Cold War, the international community had better start paying attention.
Year abroad students have spoken to Online Editor, Maddie Baker, and Deputy Editor, Richard Ainslie, about how COVID-19 has changed their plans abroad.
Russia has a precedent – as with the Chernobyl emergency, they are not speaking up. There is a rouse in place, that of a national holiday from work, to mask the very real lockdown occurring in Russia, too. This shows that Russia, like everyone else, is faced with a pandemic-shaped threat, which they are actually reacting to. But why stay quiet about it, and why not help the rest of the world, which is what is expected of a superpower?
Online Features Editor Bryan Knight reports on the recent political developments in Africa and assesses the threats faced by the continent. In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced an ambitious initiative that would revamp an ancient trade network that connected the Eastern world with the West. This ‘Belt and Road Initiative’, as it is commonly […]
Foreign Correspondent Coordinator, Maddie Baker, takes a look at the new Ukrainian president and what his unconventional rise to power may have in store for Ukrainian politics.
The gay community has been slowly making strides toward legislative progress in the Western world, with Australia recently having voted in support of gay marriage. Yet the world still has leaps and bounds to go when it comes to equality everywhere, whilst some countries legalize same-sex couples adoptions, others criminalize same sex relationships. Features writers explore the world of LGBTQ+ movements around the globe. […]
Vladimir Putin is set to lead Russia for another six years after securing 73.9% of the vote in Sunday’s presidential election. Yes, the same man who is currently being blamed for the attempted murder of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter. The turn out for the elections this year was 63.7%, less than the number […]