I’ve got the power! (and so do you)

In the first week of class for my MA in Media, Campaigning and Social Change, one of my tutors said in passing, laughing but also serious, "you'll realise soon that everything is about power!" At that point, I had no idea what she meant, and figured I had a lot to learn. Now, half way through … Continue reading I’ve got the power! (and so do you)

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All is fair in love and war. Or is it?

https://twitter.com/AlabedBana/status/808599057794998272 Bana al-Abed, a 7-year-old Syrian girl, has used her  Twitter account to bring attention to the suffering of the people of Aleppo. With the help of her mother, an English teacher, Bana has tweeted about airstrikes, hunger, injury and death in the sieged Syrian city. The account quickly came under criticism. Although queries about the … Continue reading All is fair in love and war. Or is it?

Violence in Campaigning: a negative or a necessity?

A couple of weeks ago, I visited the Museum of London as part of my MA in Media, Campaigning and Social Change, where we were fortunate enough to be given access to archives from the Suffragette movement. We looked at scrap books, newspaper clippings, flyers and handwritten letters written by imprisoned Suffragettes to family members. … Continue reading Violence in Campaigning: a negative or a necessity?