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    From Africanising the Crash to Ethiopianising the problem – The media representation of the ET302 crash is symptomatic of a wider problem

From Africanising the Crash to Ethiopianising the problem – The media representation of the ET302 crash is symptomatic of a wider problem

Former journalist, communications specialist and current LSE MSc student Behailu Shiferaw Mihirete looks at the media coverage of the recent Ethiopian Airlines’ plane crash. 

On Sunday, 10 March 2019, Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed on a regular flight bound to Nairobi only six minutes after taking off. All 157 people aboard Flight ET302 died in the accident.

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    Will Twitter protests and spoof Instagram accounts influence Indonesia’s elections?

Will Twitter protests and spoof Instagram accounts influence Indonesia’s elections?

As the presidential election in Indonesia draws near, former freelance journalist and current LSE MSc student Dea Karina looks at the role of social media in Indonesia’s political landscape.

From the fall of the military dictatorship known as the ‘New Order’ in 1998, Indonesia has progressed to be the third largest democracy in the world. According to Indonesia Internet Service Association’s (APJII) […]

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    Abiy Ahmed- The Person of the Year TIME forgot to honor in 2018

Abiy Ahmed- The Person of the Year TIME forgot to honor in 2018

Former journalist and LSE MSc student Behailu Shiferaw Mihirete argues that the new Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed should have more global recognition for his reforms that have transformed the freedom of the press. @behailus

TIME magazine could not have picked a more appropriate year than 2018 to honor journalists and the press as its Person of the Year […]

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Write to the Point: Four Tips for Better Writing

LSE MSc student Perry Newsome distills some key advice from Sam Leith’s Polis Talk at the LSE on 4th December 2018

Effective writing skills are a life-long asset. No matter where you may be in your career, it is beneficial to refresh your familiarity with the basics of clear writing. Sam Leith, a journalist, author, and literary editor at The Spectator has […]

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    War didn’t change my personality, it changed my philosophy- podcast interview with Lindsey Hilsum

War didn’t change my personality, it changed my philosophy- podcast interview with Lindsey Hilsum

LSE student Helena Smolak speaks to Lindsey Hilsum about life as an international correspondent, the risk of covering war, how to cope with trauma and the question of objectivity in journalism. This article was first published in The London Globalist. 

Listen to the podcast HERE.

We are sitting in her living room decorated by all the souvenirs from different countries. A […]

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