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Tamara El-Halawani

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Teach out: Edinburgh’s role in the slave trade

Last week, Edinburgh University’s History Society and African Caribbean Society hosted a Teach Out, called ‘How Slavery Changed a City: Edinburgh’s Slave History’. Speakers Professor Sir Geoff Palmer OBE, Professor…

The contagious xenophobia of Coronavirus

Since the coronavirus outbreak emerged late last year in Wuhan, China, there has been a dramatic increase in global concern as the number of people affected grows daily. There have…

Students vote against motion to assess feasibility of banning beef sales on campus

Students at the University of Edinburgh have voted against a motion titled ‘Cease the sale of beef from Student’s Association cafés and restaurants.’ The motion, which had a small majority…

Victoria Derbyshire and the future of television media

The BAFTA-winning Victoria Derbyshire Show is to be axed by the BBC due to spending cuts. Praised for being progressive and female-led, the show has become a nation favourite for…

Apu and the future of diverse representation

Last week it was announced that long-standing ‘Simpsons’ actor, Hank Azaria, would step down from his role as Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, after 30 years voicing the Indian immigrant owner of the…

Naga Munchetty was right to call out Trump’s racism

In a segment, broadcast on 17th July, the BBC news anchor Naga Munchetty passed comment on Trump telling four women of colour to ‘go back’ to ‘places from which they…

We were sexually harassed during the Fringe Festival

The morning the BBC published an article on sexual harassment at the Fringe Festival (23 August 2019, available at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-49435737), I received six messages by ten o’clock. It was close…