Vatican Reveals Code for Priests Who Father Children

Zahra Banday, BA English TRIGGER WARNING: This article discusses rape and child abuse. It has recently come to light that the Vatican has a secret internal code for dealing with priests who break celibacy vows and father children. Vatican spokesperson Alessandro Gisotti talked with The New York Times saying, “I can confirm that these guidelines […]

ISIS Supporter Shamima Begum Stripped of UK Citizenship

Caroline Hilgers, BA International Relations and Social Anthropology The last few weeks have stirred up big questions regarding nationality and citizenship in the UK, as the case of 19-year-old Shamima Begum has become national news. Shamima Begum was first reported on in 2015 when she left the UK with two other girls from London to […]

SOAS Students Host Library Sleepovers to Show Solidarity Against Proposed Cuts

Elizabeth Shwe, BA Politics – Exchange Student From Princeton On multiple nights between 15 January and 3 February, a group of SOAS students provided 24-hour library services, or “sleepovers”,  at the SOAS library to show solidarity with the library staff against the proposed cuts to the library and other services as part of the One […]

SOAS Awaits Announcement on Final OPS Restructuring Proposals

Gabriel Huland, PhD Media Studies After a period of discussions and consultations, the One Professional Service (OPS) restructuring process will soon enter a new phase.  SOAS management has now presented to the Executive Board the revised proposals addressing the fiscal deficit currently hitting SOAS. The changes are due to take place by 3 June 2019, […]

The Unfolding Crisis in Venezuela – Making Sense of an Information War

In an attempt to shed light upon the recent events and the current geopolitical situation in Venezuela, we will provide a basic chronology and will suggest some key questions to ask ourselves which the majority of mainstream news fails to answer. The mainstream media takes a narrow-angle and one-sided perspective, narrating an oversimplified story in […]