Analysis

Why aid workers, particularly local ones, need better protection

Kenya Red Cross workers transport emergency relief supplies to flood victims in Tana River County. EPA-EFE/Stringer A recently published fact sheet offers an alarming overview of recent trends of violence against aid workers….

Alfonso Cuarón’s Venice Golden Lion triumph for Roma highlights innovative new Netflix approach

Dr Deborah Shaw, Reader in Film Studies, University of Portsmouth Alfonso Cuarón has won the Golden Lion at the 2018 Venice International Film Festival for Roma, his most personal film. The win highlights the importance…

Tous les hommes ont un droit fondamental à la protection de leurs données: Conversation avec le juge Srikrishna

Une carte d’identité unique et biométrique a été conçue pour les citoyens indiens, mais se pose la question du droit à la vie privée. Kannanshanmugam,shanmugamstudio,Kollam/Wikimedia, CC BY-SA Leïla Choukroune, University of Portsmouth Alors…

Wearing an ill-fitting bra isn’t just uncomfortable, it’s bad for your health

Christina_summer/Shutterstock Joanna Wakefield-Scurr, University of Portsmouth Wearing the wrong size bra is not only uncomfortable, it can cause a range of health problems. Research has shown that a lack of breast support often…

Antidepressants are changing animal behaviour – we’re using technology to find out how

Shutterstock Alex Ford, University of Portsmouth Antidepressants don’t just affect human libidos. New research shows that female starlings fed food spiked with the antidepressant fluxoxetine (Prozac), were less “attractive” to males and so…

High staff turnover spells trouble – ask Donald Trump and Theresa May

shutterstock. Margaret Mackay, University of Portsmouth Turnover seems pervasive. It’s most visible in Donald Trump’s White House where staff departures rose to a record 43% by March 2018. In comparison, the turnover rate…

Many NGO workers on the ground don’t speak local language

< Roi and Roi/Shutterstock.com Angela Crack, University of Portsmouth; Hilary Footitt, University of Reading, and Wine Tesseur, University of Reading After the Oxfam sexual exploitation scandal in Haiti hit the headlines earlier this...

The problem at the WTO

Professor Leïla Choukroune, Director of the Democratic Citizenship research theme has co-authored an opinion editorial for The Hindu on the World Trade Organisation’s troubled dispute resolution process: While Bretton Woods institutions were to embed…

We still don’t know enough about species living around the UK’s coastline

St Agnes, Cornwall. Paul Nash/Shutterstock Alex Ford, University of Portsmouth The UK has a rich history of marine biology, with famous scientists such as Charles Darwin who did pioneering work in the field,…

How might sale of Wembley affect grassroots investment?

PixHound / Shutterstock.com Christina Philippou, University of Portsmouth With the World Cup a distant memory for all but the winners, France, the question of whether to sell the “home of football”, London’s Wembley…

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