Facebook’s left-leaning leaders don’t run a free speech platform
What shocked me most about the recent Facebook-analytica scandal, was not that Facebook are using and marketing your data but that people were actually surprised by this. If you think…
The world is a scary place, lets not hide in ‘safe spaces’
When the NUS decided to ban a debate on multiculturalism on the Durham campus, eyebrows were raised. It was the opening act for the university’s ‘no platform’ policy which seeks…
Welcome to The Broad - a tabula rasa for student journalism and bastion of free speech.
For many of us, myself included, we’re half-starved for well-written opinion among the swathes of online commentary. The way current affairs are put to the world online invites myriad opinion. Trashy, seemingly unedited writing is published minute by minute. It seems where there is wifi, opinion is broadcast. So, here at The Broad, we’ve taken a step back and a deep breath. Armed with a fresh take and finetooth comb we’re putting the way we feel about the world into words. Our entirely free-speech, free weekly instalments are by students for students. So join the conversation. Unbridled opinion will be heard and we will be able to hear ourselves think. I hope our journalism has the power to inspire, aggravate and sometimes silence. Essentially, if the girls, the boys, the lefties, the righties and everyone in between find something to shout about we’re doing our job right.
Helena Irvine, Editor-in-chief