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Current Affairs

Stay up-to-date with our top stories of political and social interest. Featuring the big headlines, bite-size pieces and language orientated news. 

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RUGBY: A CULTURE OF RESPECT?

26 Nov 2023

Rugby: A culture of respect?

Following the recent Rugby World Cup, there has been an increase in discussion about the role of the referee. For a sport sometimes famed for the interpersonal respect demonstrated by players and coaches alike, the criticism of referees is surprising, and perhaps symptomatic of changes within the sport.

Rugby: A culture of respect?

15 Feb 2023

Iran: The Significance of the Hijab and Why We Must Do More

Iranian women are currently lining the streets in protest of the mandatory hijab and dress code. With support coming from all over the world, it is time we speak up about the deeper meaning behind the protests.

Iran: The Significance of the Hijab and Why We Must Do More

26 Aug 2022

French Connection: An Interview with a True Parisian
Part 2/2 : The Long Five Years

Welfare Secretary Jess continues her interview with born-and-bred Parisian, Stella, to gain an inside perspective on President Macron and what the next five years could look like for France.

French Connection: An Interview with a True Parisian
Part 2/2 : The Long Five Years

26 May 2022

"El silencio de otros": 45 years of the Amnesty Law in Spain

After 45 years, amendments to the Amnesty Law may finally allow victims of the Spanish Civil War and Francoist dictatorship to get justice. Aidan, a Hispanic Studies and History third year, delves into this complicated story.

"El silencio de otros": 45 years of the Amnesty Law in Spain

6 Apr 2022

A l’isoloir: what you need to know about the French Elections

The French head to the polls this weekend to elect their next President. With many candidates from all sides of the political spectrum, controversial campaigns and troubling times, Niamh gives the rundown of everything you need to know this French election season.

A l’isoloir: what you need to know about the French Elections

27 Mar 2022

Misinformation vs Disinformation – what’s the difference?

These two words have been cropping up in news stories over the past few weeks. In this article, Current Affairs Editor, Rosie Loyd, breaks them down to find out what the difference is, whilst considering potential causes and consequences.

Misinformation vs Disinformation – what’s the difference?
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Meet the Editor

Emma is our Current Affairs Editor for 2023-24. She is a second year International Media and Communications student and aspiring journalist. She loves being a part of Lingo as it allows her to combine her passion for arts, cultures and languages with writing articles.

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