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Ricky Gervais’ “dead baby” joke: Where is the line in comedy?

Apr
08

Recently, Ricky Gervais came under fire for making a joke about a dead baby. For a couple who lost their infant son last July, this caused them distress, leading to them to walk out of the show. In the backlash against him, there were people claiming that it’s not something that should ever be joked about. This begs a larger question; what can’t be spoken about in comedy?

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Dressing inappropriately

Apr
08

So the day it really hit home was last year. I was in my final year of sixth form, and had a tonne of A level work and studying to do the night before. As a result, I overslept the next morning. As any normal student would do, I looked up at the clock, panicked and threw on literally any clothes on in order to make it in for first period.

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Peruvian Floods, the same old opportunity and how can you help

Apr
08

The last two months have been a complete nightmare for some of the citizens of Peru. I believe there is no other way to put it. 

106 people were killed and other 354 were left injured by the "Costal Kid" or "El Niño Costero", a climate phenomenon that causes heavy rainfall and has affected the countries of Peru and Ecuador. The rain has had led to floods and landslide which has left people homeless, uncommunicated and at risk of diseases. 

However, after two months of fighting, it really seems as it is slowly coming to its end. But where do we go from here?

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We as journalists are privileged

Apr
08

So there is no escaping it – journalism and the news industry has been under a barrage of scrutiny for years. Following the aftermath of the phone hacking scandal and the Leveson inquiry, journalists have been well and truly under the spotlight. And rightfully so. Although the use of subterfuge is one of the few tools in a journalist’s arsenal to hold power to account, this power was abused.

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It's not ok for rapists to marry their victims

Apr
08

The past four weeks had been filled with tears, sweat, stress and panic attacks as I tried to juggle revision for NCTJ exams and assignments. After the deadline today, I could finally sit back, relax and most importantly, catch up with my family and friends whom I’d ignored their messages from ages ago.

I turned on my iPad and my first reaction was “Great. What’s going on now?”

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So where's home?

Apr
07

How often do you see people writing in their social media profile bio: ‘citizen of the world‘? I do see a lot and probably some of us would prefer to have a World Passport at the cosmoplitan age, which was founded by Garry Davis back in 1954. You can get it even nowadays for only $45, but as long as it is just a fantasy travel document, we need to identify ourselves. But how can you identify yourself if you do not feel being citizen of any country? What if there is no country you can call ‘home‘?

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The End of an Era

Apr
07

Having a birthday in the nineties and therefore growing up in the early years of the 21st century carries with it certain stereotypes relating to childhood activities. Throughout my circle of friends, we were utterly engulfed in professional wrestling, more specifically the WWE. The excitement of staying up late on a Sunday evening to watch the PPV events throughout the year was unmatched.

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Lets appreciate our safety, we owe it to the police

Apr
07

March 22, a sobering day for the British public as by the end of it, a city overcome with grievance and shock, had to accept the reality that public safety is a fragile myth. The millions that move freely around London now with some iota as to the danger they, you or I could encounter on any given moment might seem like a widespread case of paranoia and is not the appropriate action to take in my view.

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Reasons of watching F1

Apr
07

As a F1 fan you are often confronted with the reproach that F1 is a boring sport and that it makes no sense watching it.

The first thing you will always hear as a F1 fan is:  “It’s just cars going around a road and trying to overtake the others.” I can see why neutral spectators think in this way, but there’s so much more about F1 than cars driving in circles.

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