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An emotional Patricio

One of the biggest talking points and political challenges created for European governments by daesh and their attempt to make a caliphate is what to do with those citizens who travelled to Syria (and other countries) to join the group. Whilst the easy option, and one taken by many governments, is simply to strip that …

Edward looks out over the town

If you look at any representations of Jesus in Europe, Australia, America and most of the developed world, you might be mildly puzzled by the fact the son of God is normally white with long hair and a beard. Given he would have been a Palestinian Jewish man living in Galilee, which on today’s map …

Hundreds of thousands of Africans make the perilous journey from their hometown toward the promised land of Europe every single year. To a large extent, they follow well-established and frequently trodden paths. These periodically shift due to wars, conflicts and crackdowns. Today, many of these routes follow the same footsteps as the sub-Saharan caravan networks …

City boy immerses himself in history

Extending east from the Ural Mountains until it hits the sea and at over 5 million square miles Siberia accounts from almost three-quarters of Russia. It’s also one of the most sparsely populated regions on the planet. This is largely due to the climate, specifically the very short summers and long hard winters, when temperatures …

Ivanna smoking a cigarette

It’s tough being a single mother wherever you are. Juggling work, home and the children. Always having to look after someone else. Always on high alert for the next problem or potential disaster lurking just round the corner. It’s hard enough doing that in a modern city with plenty of space and as much money …

Reality Winner

America prides itself as being ‘the land of the free, and the home of the brave’ and yet when it comes to exposing government cover-ups and corruption freedom of speech is often a long way away. There have been a number of high-profile whistleblowers already this century, the most famous being Edward Snowden, but they’re …

A discussion

At the touch of a button, just about anyone can access ‘real-time’ news from just about anywhere in the world.  Whatever medium you use to consume media, whether it’s TV, newspapers, radio or online, today’s big stories are often tomorrow’s forgotten headlines. The rise of social media means we’re all ‘journalists’ now, instantaneously ‘reporting’ on …

Timothy Leary and Joanna Harcourt-Smith

When you look back at the past, with hindsight, some things make little or no sense. That could be said about the American government’s relationship with Timothy Leary. Once described by President Nixon as “the most dangerous man in America”, the writer and psychologist spent the 1960s and 1970s professing the virtues of free love. …

Hitari

Love it or hate it, The Eurovision Song Contest is hugely popular across Europe and beyond. The yearly celebration of all things pop draws huge television audiences and captures the imaginations of millions. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), national winners are expected to be politically neutral. However, politics is never too far away, …

Graffiti on a wall

Back in 2003, the Corporation set out to examine the role of the modern corporation in contemporary society. The Canadian documentary won a raft of awards, received a string of rave reviews and was popular across the globe. Whilst the world was an unfair place at the beginning of the century, the polarisation between the …