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    Some Stories Don’t Need to Be Covered: the story of the ‘ISIS Bride’ is one of them

Some Stories Don’t Need to Be Covered: the story of the ‘ISIS Bride’ is one of them

LSE MSc student Reuben Shapland argues that the media coverage of the Shamima Begum story was damaging to the decision making process around her case and her story should not have been covered at all.

Anyone who has followed the story of Shamima Begum will know opinions have been extremely divided, as one might expect in Brexit Britain. On the one hand […]

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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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February 22nd, 2019|International, Politics|0 Comments|
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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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    The Coming Revolution: Why the EU is the best body for negotiating our future with Silicon Valley

The Coming Revolution: Why the EU is the best body for negotiating our future with Silicon Valley

LSE MSc student Sam Gangadin-Guinness looks at what leaving the EU will mean for Britain’s ability to reign in the powerful tech companies.

The 2016 Brexit campaign was pitched as a crusade to repatriate Britain and ‘take back control’, however, subsequent scrutiny of the campaign run by Vote Leave exposed that parliament’s deficiency of sovereignty lay not in our alliance with […]

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February 1st, 2019|Featured, Politics, Tech, Trust|0 Comments|
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    2018 Brazil Elections: the dark power of social media and the threat to journalism

2018 Brazil Elections: the dark power of social media and the threat to journalism

With its polarizing candidates, tense political climate and rampant spread of fake news, the 2018 Brazilian Elections have caused quite a stir on the global stage. LSE post-graduate student Ariane Paquet-Labelle reports on what is a critical moment for the media as well as democracy.

An especially interesting aspect of this election is how candidates have chosen to run their campaigns […]

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