Sorry for the late post - it took me a month to get my head around a topic that I would have liked to write about. Since last year, a lot has been said about women and what we have to go through in our every day life: harassment, sexism, disparity, unfair treatment and so on. There are countless ways in which our quality of life is affected negatively by our sex. Just have a look around, in the streets, workplaces and even just by our health.
Today is World Press Freedom Day.
Pity nobody told Dartford Borough Council Press Officer Lewis Kirnon.
As the clock struck midnight to usher in the day on which we honour those who fight for the right to bear witness to democracy, Mr Kirnon was ensuring precisely the opposite happened – by refusing two of our students entry to the borough’s election count.
Covering a count is something of a rite of passage for CfJ students. Through the years, hundreds of them have done that familiar all-night stint at general elections and local elections across the county. They have provided footage for ITV, the BBC and KMTV, as well as copy for newspapers and web sites across the county. They are well trained in the dos and don’ts, both technically and editorially. They know what to film and what not to film. They understand the law and Ofcom’s regulations inside out.
So it was with a degree of excitement that third year undergrad Jessica Sharp and her second year colleague Chloe Rose set off to cover the Dartford count as KMTV interns yesterday night.
After years of awareness with regards to global warming it seems only now people are starting to take notice. The recent Extinction Rebellion protests throughout London have meant that climate change is finally a topic of discussion amongst MP’s within the House of Commons. In which time over 1000 people were inevitably arrested, including British Olympic Gold medallist Etienne Scott. The protests have had a huge impact and a good one, particularly in raising public awareness more than anything, but have we left it too late? And was is actually being done?
This is proving to be a very disappointing year for heavyweight boxing. The three best heavyweights seem to be too afraid to fight each-other. It’s clear they’re all trying to take the easiest route to the top rather than provide the huge matchups everyone wants to see. To give some credit to Fury and Wilder, they did provide an epic showdown which Fury arguably should’ve on, but where is the rematch? Where is Joshua or any of them for that matter showing their passion to be the best, let alone be seen as the best? Joshua could’ve at least opted for a rematch with Dillian Whyte.
TUE - May 7th - 12PM – Main Newsroom (G1-04)
WED - May 8th - 11AM – MA Newsroom (G1-03)
WED - May 8th - 3PM – 4rd Year Newsroom (G3-19)
THU - May 16th - 11AM – 3rd Year Newsroom (G3-19)
WED - May 29th - 11AM – Main Newsroom (G1-04)