‘I have lived my whole life as an immigrant’

Ellinor Fristrom talks to Afghan refugees in Sweden

I’m sitting in front of a small coffee table, the walls around me have a bright yellowish green colour and in one corner of the room there’s an open fire, next to it stands a Christmas tree. I’m on an Island called Gotland situated about 95 miles outside the coast of Stockholm. In front of me I have two boys, Mohammad and Saeed who came to Sweden for more than two years ago. They are Afghan refugees but neither of them has ever set foot in Afghanistan.

Afghans in Iran are mostly refugees who have fled wars in Afghanistan since the April 1978 Saur Revolution in Kabul. Mohammad and Saeed’s parents fled from Afghanistan and like many Afghan refugees in Iran both Mohammad and Saeed were born and raised there. Continue reading

On the back foot – is women’s football taken seriously?

By Melissa King

Freya Bernard

For decades women have been on the back foot compared to men in football. Women feel that sexism is still apparent in society today, especially in relation to a typical ‘male dominated’ sport, such as football, cricket and rugby union.

Speaking with a female footballer showed that misogynistic comments are said about, and to them, despite encouraging efforts from governing bodies to tackle the issue, which is slowly improving the prejudice in traditionally ‘male’ dominated sports.

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Journalist welcomes competition with open arms

By Louis Allwood

Joe Laws, currently writing for the Colchester Daily Gazette stated the controversial comments when questioned on the catastrophic impact Citizen journalists are having on the industry.

Joe Laws, currently writing for the Colchester Daily Gazette stated “Citizen Journalists are a great way of picking up hyperlocal stories, ones which wouldn’t be noticed by patch paper journalists otherwise. Citizen journalists are important as they can hold power to account.”

The welcoming of citizen journalists was a debatable response that was not expected. Taking in to account how the local news market has been narrowed significantly due to the increased competition, it would be expected for the reaction to be anything but supportive.

Sub-consciously we have been overwhelmed by technology; it’s our generation’s weakness. Our inadvertent involvement in today’s media is having a disastrous effect on professional Journalists and print journalism.

With newspaper sales rapidly falling, and the 10’oclock news going out of fashion, our attention is directed towards those that offer the free and immediate service. The culprits going by the name of citizen journalists have turned the media world on its head.

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