Tag: Journalism


India’s Supreme Court decriminalises gay sex

“History owes the LGBT community an apology for their sufferings,” said Judge Indhu Maholta, after India overturned a ruling that criminalised gay sex.   Section 377 was a part of the Indian Penal Code, which had been introduced by the British in 1861. It legally banned sexual activity between two men. Section 377 still remains…


This article is free

You can read this article for free. You get me, for no fee. It’s a sweet deal, and as Concrete’s a free student newspaper, it’s also a fair deal. Yet, profiting publications could charge you for this article and also refuse to pay me. Funny that. The word ‘fair’ is swatted away the older you…

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UEA Media Collective covers election night

The general election was covered by UEA’s Media Collective, comprimsed of Concrete, UEA:TV and Livewire 1350. The societies gathered at nine pm in the office, ready to cover whatever the next twelve hours had to throw at them. All members had their positions assigned, shifts on the spreadsheet and nervously awaited the ten pm exit…


Journalism more deadly than the armed forces?

115 journalists reported killed worldwide in 2016 compared to 72 among UK regular armed forces: how is journalism becoming one of the most dangerous professions?  Mexico’s Miroslava Breach was one of four Mexican journalists to be killed last month, being shot eight times outside her home in Chihuahua. The editor of local newspaper Norte subsequently…


UK journalists condemn terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo

Last Wednesday morning, two heavily armed men stormed the offices of the Charlie Hebdo magazine, Paris. 12 people at the magazine were killed, including was the editor and some of its best-known cartoonists. 11 others were left injured. But the support shown for the journalists has left many extolling the importance of freedom of speech….

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