Can an act to tackle extremism, rob us of our right to freedom of speech?
Posted by Nia in Media and Communication on May 24, 2015
Under the new conservative government, David Cameron is introducing a counter-terrorism bill which is set to include plans for ‘extremism disruption orders designed to restrict those trying to radicalise young people’ – Wintour, 2015. What this means is that any behaviour that is considered to be deemed as including ‘a risk of public disorder, a […]
Posted in News | Tagged extreme behaviour, extremist views, freedom of speech, media and communications, news, press, the counter-terrorism bill, the media
The youth ARE passionate about politics!
Posted by Nia in Media and Communication on April 30, 2015
With the general election creeping around the corner (7 may is voting day remember!), myself and my friends have been discussing politics like nobody’s business. It’s great to be able to have intellectually stimulating conversations about a topic that really matters and truly effects each and every one of our lives. Being young individuals, we […]
Posted in News | Tagged General Election 2015, interest, news, politics in Britain, the media, the youth apathy of politics, youth politics
The rest of the world vs Charlie Hebedo
Posted by Nia in Media and Communication on January 21, 2015
On 7th of January, the world watched in horror as an Islamist terrorist attack against French satirical magazine Charlie Hedebo unfolded, claiming the lives of 12 innocent people. The magazine was reportedly attacked after producing an image of the prophet Mohammad who in Islam, is considered to be sacred. In the eyes of the devout […]
Posted in News | Tagged Boko Haram attacks, Charlie Hebedo attacks, terrorism, the media, the news, Western culture, western world
Can a ‘normal’ Barbie adjust our expectations of a healthy body image?
Posted by Nia in Media and Communication on December 2, 2014
One of my media modules this semester is Media and the Body. This has definitely been the most relevant and critical to society today and I would thoroughly recommend it. The subject of body image tends to crop up on a regular basis as you can imagine in the module. In Western society, implicit and […]
Posted in Health, News | Tagged barbie doll, body, body image, children, health, healthy, media and communications, natural, pressure, realistic, the media, the media and society
Media and the Body
Posted by Nia in Media and Communication on October 23, 2014
As I’m in my third year of study, I was given some module options and one of the modules that I chose was ‘Media and the Body’. So far over the whole module, one thing that has become apparent is the constant mention of the human body in popular culture. I decided to look at […]
Posted in News | Tagged Advertising, critically looking at newspapers, education, looking at the human body, Media, Media and Sociology, the body in the press, the media, the press, the University of Leicester
Let me introduce you to something special…
Posted by Nia in Media and Communication on March 13, 2014
This morning, one of my seminar tutors provided the class with a very useful link to The Guardian Media Brief. Here, you can sign up to a service on behalf of The Guardian, where they send you a low down of the best news for the day. You can sign up to the service and […]
Posted in Reseach, Studying, Work | Tagged Communications, degree, education, knowledge, Media, newspapers, research, self education, Student Blogs, the guardian, the media, University of Leicester
The Importance of Self-Education
Posted by Nia in Media and Communication on February 18, 2014
As a Media and Sociology student, a vast selection of my course is focused around ‘The Media’ – shock horror, I know. I found it quite surprising recently, when one of my lecturers had to explain the importance of becoming familiar with the various media platforms around us. I had always assumed that university students […]
Posted in Future, News, Studying | Tagged Communications, degree, education, knowledge, newspapers, the media, University of Leicester | 1 Response
Stereotyping…Aren’t we all different?
Posted by Nikita Y in Media and Communication on December 19, 2013
Hey! So, I was recently having a conversation with a friend that lead me to feel like stereotyping is still very common in today’s society. To me there is nothing more irritating than having someone automatically stereotype me based on characteristics like being female or being black. Aren’t we all our own people? Aren’t we […]
Posted in Societies | Tagged gender, race, religion, Stereotypes, Stereotyping, the media