Author: Christina

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The History of the Book

With World Book Day – an annual event commissioned by UNESCO in 1995 to promote reading and publishing – being celebrated across the United Kingdom and Ireland recently (7th March), it is only fitting...

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When #MeToo becomes #MeFirst

The founder of the #MeToo campaign, Tarana Burke, has expressed concerns that the movement has been hijacked by mainstream media as a “witch-hunt” with the purpose of defaming masculinity as “fundamentally toxic”. The campaign...

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The Great (Fire)wall of China

China’s “Big Brother” social rating system is still striving for Utopia despite comparisons to an Orwellian nightmare China, with currently a population of 1.4 billion people, has recently emerged as a technological superpower with...

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The Politics of Visual Culture

In the age of fake news and its impact on democracy, media regulations have been tightened against public service broadcasting that features adverts that are centred on political messages. In 2018, Iceland’s would-be televised...