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Fighting Words: Poets for Ukraine

April 2, 2022 – 4:27 pm |

“He sits at his table long as a fable planning a banquet of death too sharp are his claws too aglow are his eyes Putin of the great war cry dragging his carcass of history.”

The war in Ukraine has brought together a unified international stance that is saying no to conflict, …

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International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) 2012: Four Days, Two Smartphones [Video]

June 19, 2013 – 3:31 pm |

 

Our adventures in Amsterdam documented in this video as well as an interview with Slavko Martinov director of the documenatry Propaganda which you can also read about in this review.
Video: Christian Jensen, Text: Mark A. Silberstein, Edit: Jenya Vyaltseva
 
 

Viewpoint – Planet: Will British Aviation get a Second Wind?

March 5, 2013 – 9:07 am |

In 2010 plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport was dropped by the new coalition government. Now, in response to other European countries’ growing aviation capacity, the issue has resurfaced.
The Howard Davies aviation commission will spend 2013 determining the future need for expansions and deliver their report to the …

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) 2012: Russian Dissent Expressed through Art Picks up Pace

December 31, 2012 – 3:16 pm |

 
Voina, a Russian artivist collective specalising in provocative street art against state control, has released a documentary which recently screened at the International Documentary Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA).
The film, Tomorrow, chronicles the history of the group from their early beginnings as shoplifting squatters to their biggest and most controversial piece, …

Viewpoint – Health: Furious Crusade Against Bad Science

December 27, 2012 – 6:22 pm |

 
Ben Goldacre, medical doctor and Guardian journalist is the father of Bad Science a collection of books, hundreds of articles and videos with one goal: challenging myths, rumours and shady businesses in the medical world.
Goldacre’s work is rife with aggression and challenges against other “experts”, with his book Bad Science …

Country in Focus the Sex Issue: Palestine, the West and a Little Thing Called Sex

December 14, 2012 – 4:31 pm |

Bahaa Milhem, a 3rd year journalism student at City University, talks about the difference in culture when it comes to sex in Palestine and here in the UK.
First sex in general and particularly for young people; sex outside marriage?
It’s not illegal but it is looked heavily down upon, especially for …

One Small Step for Amy Hanson, a Big Step for Nicaragua

September 14, 2012 – 8:55 pm |

Amy Hanson, director of the organisation Big Steps talks about her new documentary about the street children in Nicaragua.

Isolation: A Lovecraftian-Horror Short Story

May 31, 2012 – 9:58 pm |

Nobody knows what they are. Or where they came from.
I’m feeling strangely calm. I guess people who have just arrived in the trenches feel the same. One day its all routine and the usual pint on Fridays and the next death surrounds you so closely. Your sense of time is …

‘Journos Abroad’ The Occupation Camp in the Belly of the Beast

May 31, 2012 – 6:00 pm |

Occupy Hong Kong has secured itself a most ironic location, inside the Asia headquarters of HSCB. While the bank has stated they are happy for them to be there and support everyone’s right to protest, the camp state it’s just a hypocritical way of avoiding bad publicity.
While protests in Hong …

‘Journos Abroad’ AFP, “China is opening up, but it’s still a tough situation”

May 16, 2012 – 10:42 pm |

According to Eric Wishart, Agence France-Presse Asia region chief, China is a still a difficult country to work in, but things are looking up.
So how is the current situation in China, do you have any presence there?
We have bureaus in Beijing and Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taiwan. But in China it’s …

‘Journos Abroad’ Only the Japanese can Save the Dolphins

April 25, 2012 – 2:44 pm |

 
Ric O’Barry, known from the documentary “The Cove”, recognises the film has done a lot of good, yet publicity is only a first step in saving marine life.
O’Barry visited Hong Kong Baptist University for a screening of the film and to debate against Allan Zeman, chairman of Ocean Park, a Hong …

‘Journos Abroad’ The Hong Kong Public Takes to the Streets [Video Coverage in Five-parts]

April 1, 2012 – 8:40 pm |

The demonstration takes off.
 

 
Has a communist come into power?
 

 
So what is going on?
 

 
Anonymous makes an appearance.
 

 
Optimism?
 

 

‘Journos Abroad’ Burma Elections and Ethnic Struggles

March 25, 2012 – 5:46 pm |

On Sunday the first of April 2012 Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy will for the first time have a chance to challenge the current military-backed civilian government head-on. But even if she should win every seat it will only be a first small step in solving Burma’s problems …

‘Journos Abroad’ Democracy in Hong Kong?

March 11, 2012 – 6:02 pm |

“People’s aspirations has galvanised a yearning for democracy” says CK Lau, lecturer at Hong Kong Baptist University and Vice-Chairman of the Journalism Education Foundation.
Yet the upcoming Hong Kong Chief Executive election seems to be anything but. Three candidates, but the media has already written off the only non-Beijing supporter Albert Ho.
C. Y. …

Country in Focus the Europe Issue: Germany ‘a lot of untapped potential’

November 29, 2011 – 10:35 pm |

Julien Rath, a second year journalism student with a personal passion for everything Europe, has given Synchronicity an insight into the financial pinch Germany currently finds itself in.
Born in Duisburg, Germany, Julien moved to America when he was five and returned to his native country as a teenager. After spending …

Viewpoint – Europe: Christiania, Last Bastion of Free Thought

May 20, 2011 – 3:41 pm |

Forty years after a group of hippie squatters stormed and took over an ex-army base in Copenhagen for a permanent home, they now face the biggest challenge in their extraordinary history. The city’s new right wing government has asked the 1,000 members of the Christiania commune – the largest and …

Independence Issue: A Set of New Politics for Music – Band Review

February 6, 2011 – 1:02 pm |

Crowded together in the dark top floor of The Barfly in Camden, the audience had not been especially turned on by the warm up band, but when lead singer David Boyd entered with a half somersault as the smoke machines exploded, the crowd went wild as well.
Never steaming down and …

Viewpoint – Independence: Voices Raised to No Effect – 2011 London Student Fees Protest

February 6, 2011 – 1:00 pm |

I met Mikaela, 20, an International Relations student, on my way back from marching the streets of London towards parliament in protest of the tripled caps on student fees Nick Clegg had promised not to touch, but back tracked on with nothing more than a vague apology. She was sitting, chatting …

Independence Issue: Traces, a Story of New Life, Both On and Off the Stage

February 2, 2011 – 10:00 am |

“Traces is an investigation of the spaces that lie in the interstices of the modern world. In three poetic pictures the dancers are reclaiming a space to exist, struggling to leave traces in the nothingness that surrounds them.”
Traces, an expressionistic approach to the human experience, from birth to death, took …