Being an overseas student has not always been an advantage since the beginning of the masters’ degree. Like other international students, finding stories has been one of the main challenges. Stories can be made of news or follow-ups and they can be found everywhere. Most of my stories have been inspired by local newspapers or studies (“Learning languages: between myth and reality”, “Australia role model”). By also attending exhibitions (“The city of Ladies”) or events (“Vivid in Kings Cross”, “March against Trump and Turnbull”), stories can be written. Yet, I guess coming from an Australian background gives you this little extra: the network.
Could you imagine being forced to leave your home, your country and everything you own to save your life? Trying to escape war, terrorism and other persecution? According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 65.3 millions of people are forcibly displaced, among them 21.3 millions are refugees.
Last Sunday, The Community Action Against Homophobia organised a march against Trump and Turnbull. The rally started at Town Hall to finish at Taylor Square on Oxford Street.
Vivid the light and music festival starts today! For the first time the show will take place in Kings Cross. Emilie Lauer reports.
A few months ago, Anais Lecoq, a French print journalist, launched a new Facebook page “Paye ton journal” to denounce sexism in the French media. It compiles anonymous testimonies of different female journalists who faced sexism at work due to their colleagues and their interviewees. The rules are simple: there is no name, no recognizable media, just the story of those women.
English has always been one of the most spoken languages in the world. More than 40 countries worldwide have half of their population speaking the language of Shakespeare.
Nowadays, learning English as a second language has almost become mandatory in order to travel and work.
The suspense of the French presidential elections is coming to an end and the voters are still hesitating in this final round.
A recent report from the French Think Tank Fondapol revealed that 55 % of French people believed that the media had influenced negatively Marine Le Pen’s campaign whilst 46% believed that it had a positive impact on Emmanuel Macron’s campaign.
The Australian anti-tobacco cause has had another win – with Waverley council declaring one of Bondi’s most popular street a smoke-free zone.
It is over for smokers and everyday from 7am to 9pm, Hall St is at the heart of this smoking ban initiative. Small signs have been erected in the whole street taking smokers apart: “Breathe easy you’re in a smoke free zone”.
The city of ladies – Zanny Begg & Elise Mcleod