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Concealing Scandal: Censorship in Chinese Media versus British Freedom of the Press

In the aftermath of the Leveson debate and the heavily publicised phone hacking scandal in 2011, the freedom enjoyed by the British press has been subjected to relentless criticism. Contrastingly, China maintains an iron grip upon the reigns of its media, arguably using censorship to conceal the affairs of government…

The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War

  Of all the dangerous places Tim Butcher has travelled while working on his travel books, his trip to Bosnia in 2012 does not, at first glance, rank highly. His first book – Blood River – following Henry Morton Stanley’s route down the Congo River through war torn Congo, contains…

Itchy feet

From The African Queen to Roman Holiday, and from The Motorcycle Diaries to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Alex Hulmes investigates the inspiring genre of travel films.