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Silverstone Scholarship awarded to Milan Dinic

Polis are delighted to announce that the recipient of the Silverstone Scholarship for 2015 is LSE MSc student Milan Dinic.

Milan Dinic is a Journalist from Serbia, with a BA in Political Science and an MA in Terrorism, Organized Crime and Security Studies, both from University of Belgrade. He has worked for media in Serbia and the region, reporting on politics, […]

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Sexism, ice cream, and Renzi’s “no comment strategy”

This article is by Polis Intern and LSE student Jessica Di Paolo.

Inevitably, it’s been labelled ‘gelatogate’. On Twitter, women and men posted pictures of themselves eating ice creams and featuring signs reading: “I know how to do it, too.” It looks like an ironic ice cream advertising campaign, but this is gender politics, Italian style.

“She knows how to work […]

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Chinese ‘Single’s Day’ shopping going global

This article is by Polis intern and LSE MSc student Wei He.

When UK Prime Minister David Cameron visited China in April and posted a selfie of himself and Jack Ma, few in the west have heard of the colourful Chinese man or his e-commerce empire Alibaba Group.

However, a few months later, the relatively unknown (at least in the west) […]

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Reporting health news from developing countries- Objective journalism or a savior complex?

Polis Intern and LSE MSc student Bani Bains reports on the latest Polis Lunchtime Talk featuring Michelle Imison who discussed her doctoral research on health news from Low-Middle Income Countries.

Most national media in developed countries follows a few general principles with foreign news, tending to prioritise news from neighbouring countries and those that impact them directly. Michele Imison’s […]

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The wisdom of talk: How businesses engage with the media

Polis Intern and LSE MSc student Wei He reports on the latest Polis Media Agenda Talk featuring Zaki Cooper, Group Public Affairs at Standard Chartered Bank

“It takes many good deeds to build a reputation and only one bad one to lose it.”

While Benjamin Franklin cannot stress more the importance of fame, his sentiments were echoed by Warren Buffet, who […]

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    Bland or bias? Election watching across the Atlantic: US, UK and Scotland (guest blog)

Bland or bias? Election watching across the Atlantic: US, UK and Scotland (guest blog)

American Polis intern Alex Steven Forbess reports on the US midterm elections as seen from London and reflects on how national media cover other countries polls.

If anyone wants to understand how the United States seems to act chaotic while maintaining a smiling face, my advice is to stay alert whenever a major election occurs.

By the time I have published […]

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An anti-fake counter-attack in the propaganda war

Polis Interns and LSE MSc students Bani Bains and Pressiana Naydenova report on the first Polis Lunchtime Talk featuring Yevhen Fedchenko, cofounder of the StopFake news website.

In many ways Yevhen Fedchenko’s talk on Russian government–sponsored propaganda about Ukraine felt like an exposé. It was essentially a critique of both the readiness with which some Western media accepted pre-packaged information […]

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Pommy media causing a stir in Australia

 

The Australian media landscape is becoming a little heated as recent British entrants continue to carve out new digital territory in the Land Down Under. Colleen Murrell reports on the increasing levels of distrust both between the players – The Australian versions of The Guardian, the Daily Mail and the BBC – and between those players and the tough […]

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    We need to look at other parliamentary democracies for ideas about how to run televised debates

We need to look at other parliamentary democracies for ideas about how to run televised debates

Among a number of political ramifications, the recent UKIP by-election success in Clacton has raised tough questions about the organization of televised debates during the 2015 general election campaign. LSE’s Nick Anstead looks to Germany and Canada for more inclusive models that the UK could follow. This post is a repost of an article that originally appeared on the […]

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    Hong Kong Rising: Does the beauty of crowds distract from the politics?

Hong Kong Rising: Does the beauty of crowds distract from the politics?

Once again a generation of well-educated, aspirational young people who want democracy with their economic growth have taken to the streets to demand a political system that gives them representation that reflects their views.

Hong Kong’s streets now resemble Cairo’s Tahrir Square, Istanbuil’s Taksim Square and Kiev’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti- though, so far, without the extreme violence that left so much […]

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