Tag: Media

The Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Health Spotlight – Muntaqa Zaman

Muntaqa Zaman, post #3 The health of the Rohingya refugees remains one of the most critical issues preventing the uplift of their situation. Many of these health barriers include lack of WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene), communicable diseases (such as cholera, measles, HIV, and diptheria), and most importantly, mental health. A report by the National Institute of Health states: “Mental… Read more →

Enes Kanter: How one man is taking on a whole nation

The NBA world stopped in disbelief as a video surfaced this past January of the Celtics vs. Pelicans game. The game appeared to be like any other until Turkish star Enes Kanter was on the screen. Every single time a 6 foot 11-inch big man came into view, a big black box covered his face with the word “censor” (https://twitter.com/eneskanter/status/1216769014480982016?lang=en).… Read more →

Les Misérables as the Unofficial Anthem in China – Nina Robertson

Media can have a chain effect on the way that people get behind a movement. When music and songs are heard by many people it can act as a common force as strong as a tidal wave. The famous novel and musical, Les Misérables have been the roar of many people’s miseries in the past, whether that be in the… Read more →

Maille-Rose Smith: The Media’s Portrayal and Personalization of Kashmir

In my last blog, I focused on the social and economic impacts of India restricting access to the internet in Kashmir – how lack of information and connection to the outside world influence Kashmiris and their attitudes towards the BJP. Now, to transpose this question, how has the global internet’s response to the Kashmir conflict affected Kashmiris and the BJP?… Read more →

Maille-Rose Smith – Freedom of the Press in Kashmir

In this age of information, removal of the internet is more than an inconvenience; it thrusts businesses into the red, grinds trade to a halt, hinders students’ learning, and disconnects families and friends. Being pushed from modern times back into the “medieval,” as one Kashmiri puts it, incites panic, anger, and unrest (BBC News). Indeed, the very tactic used to… Read more →