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, […]
Road works ahead: the bridge is closed
Gillian Allison Gracias reports on the recent news of the sanctioning of Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich by the UK government, detailing the implications it will have for the club.
What is so great about Russia’s Vladimir Putin?
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 […]
Russian cybercrime and social media: just how bad is it?
Everyone is familiar with news headlines concerning ‘Russian hacking’, which surfaced particularly during the 2016 US elections and Brexit campaign, but how much truth is there behind these claims, and what impacts does this alleged online meddling have on an international scale? Claims of Russian hacking in the US began to surface around September 2015, […]
What Does Putin’s Controversial Birthday Present Really Tell Us?
On Saturday 7th October, Russian president Vladimir Putin turned 65, and to mark the occasion Alexei Navalny’s campaign organised protests in around 80 cities across Russia. Ahead of a protest rally in the week leading up to Putin’s big day, Navalny was sentenced to 20 days in prison for organising unsanctioned rallies and on 7th […]