violence



Do we ignore victims of violence?

10th February 2022

Halyna Hutchins is the latest victim of violence to be ignored by the media in favour of the perpetrator. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was only 42 years old when she was tragically shot and killed on the set of Rust. A gun that had been deemed safe to use on set was fired and Hutchins was ...


Should we be putting our faith in the police?

20th October 2021

The Met had their chance to implement change, but they certainly didn’t do a good job. CW: Police Violence, Gender-Based Violence, Sexual Assault Every woman will remember the shudder of horror they felt when the full details of Sarah Everard’s abduction and subsequent murder came to light. We all remember the spine-chilling realisation that, just ...


Once again, the media ignores the drama on its own doorstep

23rd April 2021

Tara Gandhi discusses the British media’s response – or lack thereof – to the current violence in Northern Ireland. On the night of 3 April, violence burst onto the streets of Belfast, after a number of incidents in Derry days earlier. The next day, despite a number of police officers being injured, over 30 petrol ...


By any means necessary

5th February 2021

 An examination of violent rebellions. In unthinkable pain, crying out that he couldn’t breathe, as his assaulter pressed a knee over his neck, making it even harder to even take a breath, to stay alive. For eight minutes George Floyd fought for his life and then died. Died, because an institution that exists across the ...