The awkward scales of false balance

The icecaps are melting, the habitat of native animals is being degraded and the ozone is not the chunky layer of protective blubber it once was. Are we to blame? Let's delve into the highly contentious arguments that surround this question. OR LETS BLOODY WELL NOT. Instead, lets take a look at how 'balanced' reporting... Continue Reading →

Representation and Orientalism

As we discuss the shifts of cultural centres of influence in the modern global media, the debate surrounding the resurgence of Orientalist thought  is largely unavoidable.  Orientalism, theorised by Said (1978), is the concept of the Western world forming pre-conceived notions about it's Eastern counterparts without having any practical, contextual interactions with those societies and their members. The study of Orientalism reflects how and why such... Continue Reading →

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