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TV

The Philosophy of… Christmas adverts

Why does a two to three minute-long advert with a heart-warming story behind it cause so much anticipation and emotion around Christmas? Whether it is John Lewis or Sainsbury’s or Coca-Cola, the UK eagerly wait in anticipation for that weekend in mid-November where these big companies release a special Christmas advert. This year we’ve seen…

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Iceland Christmas advert: too political or too pertinent?

Iceland has launched a Christmas advert campaign to raise awareness for deforestation. The narration is by Emma Thompson, in collaboration with Greenpeace. However Clearcast, the NGO that decides which ads to approve, banned it because it was “too political”, according to the 2003 Communications Act. It shows an animation of an orangutan in a girl’s…

Global

Icelandic goverment crumbles amid scandal

The Icelandic government fell from power as a pedophilia scandal engulfed several key members of the ruling Conservative coalition The Iceland judicial system has a law called “restored honour”, which effectively allows convicted sex criminals to be allowed certain jobs and enjoy increased freedom after their release. The scandal erupted after it emerged that the…

Sport

Euros: Iceland qualify, but Netherlands must wait

Iceland reached a major tournament for the first time in their history, with a 0-0 draw against Kazakhstan securing their place in the Euro 2016 finals, while fellow Group A side the Netherlands were left desperately clinging on to the hope of a play-off place. Iceland had previously taken themselves to the brink of qualification…

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