April 2021

Feature articles

Women’s safety in Britain

On 3rd March, Sarah Everard went missing on her way home from a friend’s flat in South London. The response has ignited the conversation around women’s safety in Britain, the right to protest, and the role of men in creating a fair society.

Tabloid television

For better or for worse, affective news streams will permeate further into the public sphere – and the people will either watch with impassioned amusement or with their head in their hands. Such is the nature of opinion.

Hong Kong’s political reform

Although Hong Kong enjoys many freedoms not permitted in mainland China, it’s clear that this liberation will soon disappear.

Message from the editors

Our first month as an editorial team of four brings about one of our biggest magazine issues yet.

Sam Feierabend, Maggie Gannon and Sophia Grace retrace the month’s shocking events in the UK, recounting the tragic death of Sarah Everard and the subsequent drive to reclaim the night for women. Coinciding with this crusade for street safety is Priti Patel’s controversial policing bill which has restricted forms of peaceful protest. When people cannot protest peacefully, clashes turn violent.

Staying firmly within the coastal borders of Britain, Joe Clark and Will Jones explore the rising popularity of tabloid television. Will the polarising personality of Piers Morgan join forces with the brand new opinionated, anti-woke and pro-patriotism network of GB News? They explore what this could spell for the future of British television journalism and its strong relationship with impartiality.

Derry Salter and Sam Portillo dive into the complex political issues on display in Hong Kong. As the Chinese government seek to impose their power over the province, retaliation at home and abroad threatens regional peace.

We also visit Haiti, Italy, the Suez Canal, and ascend to Mars in this month’s issue of R3trospect.

UK

Europe

Africa and Middle East

The Americas

Asia and Oceania

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