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Guest Blog: Start Protesting!

December 31, 2011

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I have been asked guest blog on My Life After Uni in response to the article ‘Stop Protesting #2’, posted on 27 December, which you can find here. In this article, the writer asks “what have you gained from protesting?” They argue that student protest fosters nothing but violence and does not achieve its aims. Rather, “people […]

Cycling superstar wants David Millar at London 2012

December 30, 2011

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New post up at London Pedal Pushers. Sports personality of the year star Mark Cavendish has called for Tour de France jersey winner David Millar to be allowed to compete at the 2012 Olympics, despite a lifetime ban for doping. In 2004 Millar was suspended from the sport for two years and stripped of his […]

Bloggers act for libel law reform

December 29, 2011

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An open letter calling for libel law reform to be included in the Queen’s Spring speech has been released by the Libel Reform Campaign. The letter calls on bloggers, journalists, academics and others to act by writing to their MP to make sure reform is included in the speech. The Queen’s Speech sets the legislative […]

Swedish reporters in Ethiopia sentenced to 11 yrs

December 27, 2011

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Two Swedish journalists have been sentenced to 11 years in prison on charges of supporting terrorism, AP reports. The pair were found guilty of illegally entering the country with a band of ethnic Somali rebels in the case which has been criticised by media rights groups. In court today Judge Shemsu Sirgaga ruled Johan Persson and Martin […]

Christmas is my bitch…

December 23, 2011

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New post up at London Pedal Pushers.

Russian journalist gunned down

December 16, 2011

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A prominent Russian journalist was killed last night in front of the building were he worked, the  Press Association reports. Khadzhimurad Kamalov, 46, was killed in a hail of bullets in what has been seen as a threat to the rest of the staff. Kamalov founded the independent weekly paper Chernovik in 2003 in the unstable province […]

Christmas dinner on the cheap

December 15, 2011

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Christmas is an expensive time and, for students on a low budget, it can be difficult to get involved with the festive cheer. Studentbeans.com have come up with their tongue in cheek answer to Christmas dinner on the cheap. This full monty feeds four for only £8. Only…it’s rubbish. Potato waffles, wafer thin turkey slices and cocktail […]