The government’s move to ‘champion free speech’ remains selective on whose free speech they champion
Illustrations by Megan Le Brocq The English government have recently announced tougher measures to “strengthen free speech and academic freedom” at universities to “stamp out unlawful silencing” on campus. However, in…
The misrepresentation of the Troubles in Netflix’s The Crown
llustrations by Hannah Robinson Netflix’s hit series The Crown, documenting the life of Elizabeth II, just released its fourth season and the first episode’s movement into 1979 see the introduction of…
Which statues don’t need toppling
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson In a follow up to her article titled “Why the toppling of statues is a step towards countries confronting their racist past” Rosie Peterson looks at some…
Now is the time for Welsh independence
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson With the COVID-19 crisis proving the incompetence of the English government, it’s time for the nations of the United Kingdom to start considering the option of Independence….
Why the toppling of statues is a step towards countries confronting their racist past
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson Recent discourse surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement and the toppling of statues symbolic of our racist history has been hotly debated. People across the globe have…
A Note from the Managing Director
Welcome to The Broad - a tabula rasa for student journalism.
For many of us, myself included, we’re half-starved for well-written opinion among the swathes of online commentary among universities. Trashy, often unedited writing is published minute by minute. It seems where there is wifi, opinion is broadcast. So, here at The Broad we’ve decided to take a step back, a deep breath and focus. We have talent spotted and welcomed writers to the team, who have found a new home in the very collaborative environment created by our editors. Between writer and editor, we are hoping to challenge the current view of what it is to be a student journalist. We’re putting the way we feel about the world into words with a fresh take. Our entirely free online content is by students for students. We want to publish unbridled and beautifully written opinion. I hope the journalism on The Broad 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.
Felix Pawlyn, Managing Director
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