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Mexican government would never agree to pay for the expenses of the Wall: Salvador Vazquez del Mercado

May
10

The U.S. President Donald Trump's proposal to separate the United States from Mexico with a wall on the country's southern border was one of the controversial pledges he made during the campaign season in the run-up to the November 2016 presidential polls.

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Malaysia's 14th General Election, the fiercest political battle since our independance

May
08

Tomorrow, the 9th of May, thousands of Malaysians will cast their vote in the 14th general election. Many consider this election to be one of the fiercest political battle between the ruling coalition, Barisan Nasional (the National Front) and the opposition party, Pakatan Harapan (The Alliance of Hope).

Posted By Shinissa Kaur read more

year 2 Convergent revision class

May
08

For all year 2 students:

Please come to the small newsroom at 1100 on Thursday 10th, for a Convergent revision class.

Richard

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Year 3 project marks available from 2.30pm

May
08

Year 3 project marks can be collected from Nicola's office any time after 2.30pm this afternoon.

Posted By Ian Reeves read more

The rise of the polyamorous relationship

May
07

I like to think of myself as quite a forward-thinking kind of person. But one thing I only discovered last week was that of the polyamorous relationship.

Posted By Daniel Otway read more

Invitation to attend live transmission of Radio 4's Media Show

May
04

On 20 June Radio 4's The Media Show will broadcast a special edition live from the Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House. They have  subtitled the event "Revolutions" because they are looking at the revolution that is taking place in how the news is reported. Media Show editor Richard Hooper hopes this will be of interest to students in the Centre for Journalism and he invites you to apply for free tickets via this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/the_media_show_20june18

Amol Rajan, the BBC's Media Editor, who you will all recall from this year's Bob Friend Lecture, is presenter of the Media Show. He will be joined on 20 June by Fran Unsworth, the BBC's Director of News and Current Affairs and a panel of journalists who are disrupting the mainstream media. There'll be a chance for members of the audience to ask questions. After the broadcast there will also be an opportunity for you to meet Amol and ask questions.  I encourage you to apply. It is a great opportuniuty  

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Falling from grace: How Twitter comes back to haunt those in the spotlight

May
04

Have you ever done something you’ve regretted? Said something you wish you could take back? Or even had a controversial thought that doesn’t reflect your beliefs?

(If you answered no to all of these, I don’t believe you.)

Well I’m part of the first generation of guinea pigs whose regrettable comments from my younger and less mature self are documented. In public. Forever.

I’m talking about the medicine and poison that is social media. The magic tool that has connected people all over the world, transformed lives in so many tremendous ways, but also ruined many too.

Posted By Emma Woodhouse read more

Referendums don't strengthen our democracy, they undermine it.

May
03

I used to be so enthusiastically in favour of referendums. I admired the Swiss system of semi-direct democracy. I naively thought it could be adopted here in the UK one day. Now I believe that referendums hurt our democracy much more than they help it.

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Why Mental Health Month isn't enough, from someone living with the 'black dog'

May
03

As I’m sure all of you will know, May started on Wednesday. What less of you may know, however, is that May is World Mental Health Month, or MHM for short.

This is a month in which everyone comes together to promote advocacy for mental health support, share their stories and raise money for charities such as Mind and CALM. Millions of pounds are raised every year in the UK alone and thousands of people share their stories and pitch in, whether that be doorstep work such as asking for donations or volunteering at their local Mind charity shop.

Posted By Max Meads read more

Sticking up for marginalized people is part of my DNA: Mayor Steve Adler

May
02

Steve Adler is the Mayor of Austin, Texas. He is Jewish but his advocacy for the rights of Muslims and immigrants and his vocal resistance against the exclusion of minorities from important social and political decision-makings have made him a popular politician and lawyer nationally and internationally.

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