The Reasons for South Sudan

June 2, 2012 4:34 pm0 comments
The Reasons for South Sudan

As the first year of an independent South Sudan nears its end, the prospects for peace and diplomacy between the new country and its northern neighbour seem to be increasingly bleak. On July 9th of last year [[1]], South Sudan seceded from the government in Khartoum and has since played […]

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A Culture of Clichés

June 1, 2012 4:42 pm1 comment
A Culture of Clichés

Unfortunate though it may be, it is a fact universally acknowledged that in the modern day, consumer based society; our reflection can be seen clearest through advertising. Though I feel that I would be unable to outdo any previous criticisms lamenting on the toxicity of this institution, run by power […]

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Feeling sick with Jubilee fever

May 30, 2012 12:29 pm7 comments
Feeling sick with Jubilee fever

The next few weeks are going to be hard for me. Yes, I have University exams, and they’re bad enough, and no, I don’t cope well with hot weather, but there’s something much worse bothering me. Can you guess what it is? Jubilee fever. As a Welsh nationalist and a […]

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Leveson inquiry for the young people

May 14, 2012 2:50 pm0 comments
Leveson inquiry for the young people

‘9 out of 10 stories on young people don’t report what they say’  ‘Less than 1 in 4 stories are positive about young people’ These are a couple of many sad but true statistics that portray the majority of young people negatively in the press and media, however, there is […]

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The Media and Ethics

May 13, 2012 4:56 pm0 comments
The Media and Ethics

Today, I’ve spent my free time revising for my impending end of year exam at university on Media and Ethics. I often find revision a rather boring and tedious exercise, but current developments in this specific area have made this a rather interesting time to be studying the ethics of […]

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The Election of Francois Hollande – Looking Forward and Back

May 12, 2012 6:56 pm1 comment
The Election of Francois Hollande – Looking Forward and Back

Nicholas Sarkozy was subdued as he spoke to his supporters, the most prominent emotion here was relief, and for good reason. He had lost responsibility for a country where unemployment is at its highest in twelve years and the vulnerable state of the euro has been a source of constant […]

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Do the crimes committed against young girls in Rochdale reflect a racial issue, or larger issues in our own society?

2:57 pm1 comment
Do the crimes committed against young girls in Rochdale reflect a racial issue, or larger issues in our own society?

Nine men have been imprisoned this week for their involvement in the exploitation and rape of young, underage girls in Rochdale and Oldham. If I rewrite that sentence to say that the men were British Pakistani, and that the girls were white, does this change our impression of what went […]

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Bestiality!

May 11, 2012 6:09 pm3 comments
Bestiality!

“63 Possession of extreme pornographic images  (7) An image falls within this subsection if it portrays, in an explicit and realistic way, any of the following: (a) an act which threatens a person’s life, (b) an act which results, or is likely to result, in serious injury to a person’s […]

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