Category Archives: news reflection

The Immigration Economy

I am now coming to the end of my course at the University of Westminster in Journalism. As many of you have probably noticed, this blog has not been a hive of activity for a couple of months now! However, … Continue reading

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Wikileaks: Detrimental to security or provision of public information?

(N.B. Podcast of findings and comments at end of article) Wikileaks highlights a significant conflict between public interest and confidential information.  Many of the documents Wikileaks has publicised over the past four years, have caused embarrassment to the US government.  … Continue reading

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Protest Damage

  Since finding myself in the middle of the first violent outburst of students protesters against increased tuition fees, similar outcomes have resulted from further demonstrations and I fear it’s dampening their pledge. I’m all for student rights, but the … Continue reading

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The Pill: Promoting underage sex or preventing teen pregnancies?

There has always been a lot of controversy over the contraception and its availability to young girls. At the moment I am conducting research for a pitch for a feature as part of my course. At the time we were … Continue reading

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Tackling discrimination

 So yesterday Kevin Coleman from Kick it Out came to talk to us in a kind of mock press conference. I had never heard of the campaign before but he explained how it trains football referees and clubs from the … Continue reading

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Charitable Music

Yesterday I went to have a look at one of Oxfam‘s up and coming fundraising events, Oxjam. The main concept is that of a music festival held by local people, venues, and musicians. The slogan is “Local music: global impact“. … Continue reading

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Police Cuts

After listening to this morning’s BBC Surrey Breakfast show with Nick Wallis I began to think about the role of the police in the community. I have had little experience with the police and although they constantly seem to tell … Continue reading

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University fees cap chances?

By tomorrow, Lord Browne will have made his final decision on the review of university fees. I look to my own experiences and knowledge to anaylse the implications of raising fees. As we wait for the final decision of Lord … Continue reading

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Legal highs: alternative or experiment?

   Young adults are turning to legal highs as they seek alternatives to other drugs experts say. The BBC reported today that The National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse warned that drugs had emerged as an alternative to the low … Continue reading

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Independent Driving: the real way towards safer streets?

Today, a new ‘independent’ section of the driving test has been introduced in order to test how a candidate drives unsupervised. For 10 minutes, candidates will drive without the step-by-step guide from their examiner. They are asked to either drive … Continue reading

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