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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