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Woolwich attacks show terrorism at its worst: taking advantage of a media-saturated society

Photo: Steve Rhodes

Photo: Steve Rhodes

As usual in such a tragic event, the devastating effects of yesterday’s terror attack in London have left myself and many others in a position of shock, to the point of being unable to comprehend a coherent response. Many will condemn the hateful attack, the violent backlash and others will call for new counter-terror legislation to try and deal with a supposed increased threat to security. What stands out, however, in this attack and others over the past 20 years, is the true extent that terrorism has been transformed by the mass media.

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Is London lonely, or is it just me?

Photo: Flickr/ Trodel

I don’t need to tell you that London is a busy place, around 7 million people live here. Even in the more sparsely populated areas on the outskirts of London it’s constantly active, with someone always driving around outside the window at 3 in the morning. I came here to embark on an exciting internship, live away from my family for a while and gain some much-needed independence. However, with that has come an unnerving inkling – it is just me or is London a bit lonely?

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Journalists are paying the price for free news

The Boar through the ages

To go into journalism during the current climate, you must be either very brave, or very stupid. Continue reading

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Grouping together all women as mothers will generate anger, not votes

Photograph: captain_ambiance

Last week, The Guardian revealed details of a leaked memo which contained information of future Government plans to “win back female voters”. As a woman with an interest for politics, I’m all ears.

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