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February 19, 2014

A Question of Choice

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In defence of Swiss democracy BY Joel Rosen Most of you will have seen the outcome of the latest Swiss referendum, and the European media have reacted with predictable shock and derision. 50.3% of those who participating in the referendum voted in favour of reintroducing quotas for immigration into Switzerland, seemingly in contravention of an agreement with Brussels on the freedom of movement of persons. Brussels is now locked into…

Democracy threatened as Kamal accused of breaking rules

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The Beaver has obtained information from an anonymous third-party source – who has also passed on the evidence to the LSESU Returning Officer – which provides evidence that a candidate has already been campaigning to be elected as General Secretary before nominations for the Lent Term elections have even opened. Musty Kamal, currently a Trustee of the Students’ Union appears to have broken several electoral rules and in so doing,…

Steve McCurry’s Blog Documents a Decade of the Portrait Artist’s Finest Work

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BY Maryam Akram Steve McCurry the American photojournalist’s iconic photograph ‘the Afghan girl,’ taken in a refugee camp near Peshawar Pakistan, featured as the cover of National Geographic 1985. Twenty-nine years later and McCurry continues to poignantly capture the world in distinctively candid images. McCurry famously sewed rolls of film into his clothes when crossing the Afghan border disguised as a local. What makes McCurry’s photographs especially interesting is their…

Ethics and media- the big debate

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BY Hari Prabu JOURNALISM AND MEDIA EXPERTS clashed in the Sheikh Zayed Theatre on the 13th February when they discussed the role of ethics in the media in light of the Leveson Inquiry which published its report into the culture, practice and ethics of the British press in November 2012. The panel was chaired by Professor Nick Couldry from the LSE’s Department of Media and Communications and included: Baroness O’Neill,…

Ace Week for LSE Tennis Club

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Following two fairly miserable weeks for sport in London with fixtures being called off left, right and centre, the Tennis Team showed few signs of being rusty and nailed down three cup victories out of three attempts – including a famous triumph over the Loughborough 1st team. In the biggest victory of the day, if not in the history of LSE Tennis, there was a 4-2 victory for the Men’s…

STALEMATE IN KIEV: The Maidan So Far

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Beaver reporter Will Duffield travels to Kiev to assess the protests On November 21st, after 5 years of negotiations, Ukrainian president Victor Yanukovych backed out of talks with the EU concerning the proposed Association Agreement and the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement. These treaties would have brought Ukraine closer to the European Union and the markets of Western Europe. In response, thousands of students peacefully occupied the Maidan Nezalezhnosti,…

Tax Evasion: The Main Cause of Global Poverty

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BY Isabella Mosselmans The OECD has estimated that developing countries lose an estimated 3 times more to tax havens than they receive in foreign aid each year. It is what Raymond Baker, the Director of Global Financial Integrity has called the “ugliest chapter in global economic affairs since slavery.” If you read this article very quickly, only another 28 children will have died from hunger by the time you’ve finished…

Library gives students free Financial Times

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BY James Evans – Deputy News Ed. TO THE DELIGHT of many financially savvy members of LSE, free access to the Financial Times Online will now be available for all students. Following a consultation earlier on in the year, the Library has announced that free access will be given to any student wishing to sign up to the popular finance based newspaper. The decision was made following what the LSE…