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Mar 20 2014

The award-winning story of how Rio’s poor were robbed by the people who were supposed to run their hospitals (guest blog)

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One of my students here at the LSE is a Brazilian journalist who has just won the Tim Lopes Journalistic Prize for Investigative Reporting. Julio Lubianco was recognised for his radio investigation into corruption in the health services provided for the poor of … Continue reading

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Mar 14 2014

Latest dispatch from the international propaganda war in Ukraine

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Ukrainian LSE student Elena Serdyuk gives a personal view of the media battle in the crisis with Russia and the Crimea. You can read her previous article on the crisis here During a debate “Russia, Ukraine and Us,” organized by the … Continue reading

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Mar 10 2014

“It was occurring in my nation and I was the spectator”: reflections three years on about the Japan earthquake and tsunami

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This article Polis intern Asuka Kageura Last Sunday at a small church in London a service was held to commemorate “3/11″,  the Great East Japan earthquake. The spring sun was shining above the attendants who were remembering the scenes of that … Continue reading

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Mar 4 2014

A Ukrainian take on Russia’s ‘propaganda’ campaign (guest blog)

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This article is by LSE Student Elena Serdyuk. It’s a personal account from someone who feels involved in the fate of her nation, but it also highlights how the media campaign is mobilised alongside the military manoeuvres at this stage. Never in … Continue reading

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Dec 16 2013

Strange fascination: image in music and politics Part Two

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This is part two of  an essay by, LSE Media PhD student Ruth Garland that explores the links between our experience of  images and political communication. With democracy suffering a crisis of confidence she questions the relationship between images and political meaning through … Continue reading

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Dec 16 2013

Strange fascination: image in music and politics Part One

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An artist like David Bowie is able to use images to create a remarkable bond between his own creativity and his audience. Those images primarily evoke feelings of pleasure but they also resonate with all kinds of social and even … Continue reading

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Dec 5 2013

Pictures of suffering – do we have to choose between impact and dignity?

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Is showing a tragic portrait of people in the developing world the only effective strategy to call for action and  funding from people in donor countries?  Can’t we change the perspective toward victims in crisis? Polis reporter Asuka Kageura gives … Continue reading

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Dec 2 2013

If you have more women in media, do representations of women improve? Report from UN Media & Gender Forum

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One of the assumptions we have made in media and development in the past is that you will get better treatment of women by the media if there are more women working in the industry. Yet as LSE student Emily LeRoux-Rutledge reports … Continue reading

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Dec 2 2013

Who Has The Power In The Information Age?

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Edward Snowden. Chelsea Manning. Espionage and government secrets. Wikileaks and Julian Assange. In the wake of the NSA scandal, everybody is worried about surveillance – are we living in a world where Big Brother is tracking our data, our movements, … Continue reading

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Nov 22 2013

The harm of digital pornography in real lives

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It’s a stunning scene, yet an everyday occurrence. Two British teenage boys explain the different categories of hard core pornography available to them with a couple of clicks online. Then one of them laments that he can’t have a real … Continue reading

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