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public relations and propaganda

Public Relations and Propaganda

One of the UK’s biggest PR firms Bell Pottinger has been expelled from the leading industry trade organisation over its involvement in stoking up racial tensions in South Africa. An investigation by the Public Relations...
yemen news

Yemen Humanitarian Crisis

Human right groups have called for an urgent inquiry into the ongoing conflict situation in Yemen which has led to what has been called the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.  A joint NGO letter, signed...
sami people

Sami People Scandinavia

Europe’s last indigenous people face further cultural disintegration as the mining industry continues to threaten their traditional way of life. The Samis of Northern Sweden depend on thousands of reindeer which they herd from highlands...
Israel Water Technology

Israel Water Technology

Israel, one of the world’s driest countries, is now overflowing with water. Ten miles south of Tel Aviv, I stand on a catwalk over two concrete reservoirs the size of football fields and watch water...
violence against women italy

Monsters, jealousy and “sick love”

Although in Italy the mainstream media talks about violence against women as an emergency, too often the caution and care that should be applied to reporting on such a critical issue is lacking. For one,...
education uk news

The Power of Encouragement

‘Big data’ study finds that children from families with limited education have strongest long-term response to teacher encouragement, and are more likely to progress to university as a result. School children who receive words of...
fake news stories

How Facebook and the New York Times corporatised ‘fake news’

We often talk about far-right US publishers or Macedonia’s fake news industry plaguing our media landscape. But there’s another fraud that too often goes unseen: ‘black ops advertising’. There’s been a lot of talk about...
africa news, style, fashion,

Mtindo: Style Movers Rebranding Africa

Africa is rising. In Mtindo: Style Movers Rebranding Africa, award-winning photographer Daniele Tamagni captures the new generation of young minds who are defining the creative landscape of the continent — the so-called “style movers”. The...
views on Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn – a mainstream [Scandinavian] social democrat

If there is such a thing as a ‘best practice approach’ in public policy the Nordic model would probably be it and, at any measure, a useful benchmark for Britain to move towards. As a...
IMF policies in Africa

IMF policies in Africa – Comment

International Monetary Fund policies can have a real impact on people – and don’t always yield positive results. Writing for The Conversation, Thomas Stubbs (University of Cambridge) and Alexander E. Kentikelenis, (University of Oxford) explore the...