Why the Congo Experts Need More Scrutiny

Dr Phil Clark | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Phil Clark

While the M23 rebels - who mutinied from the Congolese army last May - remain within striking distance of the key border town of Goma, the regional and international diplomatic wrangling goes on. Fractious peace talks between the rebel leaders and the Congolese government in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, will resume on 4 January.

Groupon: An Imperative for a Rethink on Their Email Marketing Strategies

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Is this the beginning of the end for Groupon and their peers? Certainly not, but they really need to find ways to harness the potential they have in their vast database of subscribers, if they are to stem the rot and remain successful.

Gun Violence, Not Petition, Could Force Morgan Out of US

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 02.03.2013 | UK
Dan Ehrlich

Now, I have nothing against people owning guns for sport or self-defense. What I find about as hard to swallow as a slug from a Colt .45 is their almost sensuous love for these weapons and the need to buy more and more of them, from automatic hand guns to assault rifles. To me, some of these people seem less than civilized morons.

Who's the 'Most Important Man of the Middle East'?

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 02.03.2013 | UK
Ilco van der Linde

Last month, Time Magazine featured the Egyptian president Morsi on its front page as 'The most important man of the Middle East'. It's an honorable title, but in the streets of Cairo the liberal protesters perceive this as demotivating nonsense.

The Year That Was: 2012

Carla Buzasi | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

When I wrote my end of year blog last December, in my infinite wisdom, I'm fairly sure I declared it the Year of News, impossible to surpass... However, if 2011 kept news editors across the world on their toes, I think it's fair to say 2012 certainly rose to the challenge. The difference this time? There were plenty of positives to report on, talk about and debate. And - joy, of joys - lots of it was happening on our doorstep.

The Question Is Not if Hong Kong Is a Racist City - the Question Is Why the City of Hong Kong Still Accepts Racism Openly?

Navjot Singh | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK
Navjot Singh

In China people often ask me whether I am white or yellow (somehow they cannot tell), and I get called all sorts of things under the sun (Mexican, Malaysian, Arabic, Italian, name it)...everything except being called British!

Social Media Platforms and the Hunt for a Genuine Enterprise-level Digital Marketing Tech

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 24.02.2013 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

So... people seem to be spending a lot of time on these social media platforms these days. They chat, they communicate, they... socialise, debate, promote, network, organise... you get the picture.

Breaking New Ground in the World of Online Press Releases

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Ever since a certain Mr. Ivy Lee created the first press release on behalf of a railway comapny in the event of a big railway accident more than a 100 years ago, press releases have been integral part of any Public Relations endeavor, be it for individuals, organisations, business entities or government agencies.

Will Misogyny Ever End?

Layla Haidrani | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Layla Haidrani

It appears that sexism in contemporary society not only affects sportswomen and women in the public eye but transpires to the everyday woman. Misogyny is still subtly somewhat present in mainstream universities.

Has Reality TV Turned Us Into Audition Daters?

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lewis Shepherd

It appears that the days of meeting and dating are gone and the generation of dating auditions has begun, well it probably begun quite some time ago to be fair. The internet does play a large part in this with the huge rise in internet dating websites that now means it's easier to find a date.

Why I'm Not Surprised That the Tories Have Lost Support to UKIP

Layla Haidrani | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Layla Haidrani

I am ecstatic that Britain is finally seeing the Tory party for who they are really: out of touch politicians who have no idea of the struggle of the working man.

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 24 Dec- 30 Dec 2012

Kat Jackman | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Christmas Eve is but a week away and we're so pumped it's unreal. Sure, we're looking forward to stuffing our faces and being spoilt, but most of all... there are some epic gigs coming up!

Time Has Come: To Pick the Person of the Year

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Who will it be this year? It could be anyone who has made the news or was in the news during the year that has less than five weeks to finish. We shall know on 14 December the name of the Time Person of the Year for 2012.

Stories Before the Royal Birth: Some are Laboured, Some are Interesting and Some are a Pain

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 11.02.2013 | Home
Preetam Kaushik

Medical experts say that an extreme bout of morning sickness usually indicates twins or even triplets! It means the royal stork will have to carry a heavy load. Except for Buckingham Palace the rest of Britain is worrying itself grey or bald over the complications a twin arrival would create.

From Theory to Reality: South-South Cooperation in Africa

Dr Malte Gerhold | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Malte Gerhold

Earlier this year David Cameron held a high-level meeting in Downing Street with world leaders from Brazil and Liberia amongst others to begin the tas...

Internet Governance: Everyone Wants of a Piece of this Pie in the Sky

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

If we had not treated Frankenstein as a piece of science fiction, we may have been living in a more safe and secure world. We have spawned far too many Aladdins for our own good.

Advertisers Leave Dogs Out in the Cold Again This Christmas

Alice Wright | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Wright

People are talking about one of the Morrisons' adverts this year for all the wrong reasons, because it shows a child giving his leftover Christmas pudding to the family dog. Nothing wrong there you might think, unless you know that the innocent Christmas pudding can be fatal to dogs.

The Week That Was: Sad Tidings We Bring

Carla Buzasi | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

By the time the Duchess left the King Edward VII Hospital, back to her professional, smiling self, there can't have been a media outlet across the world that hadn't carried the news that she was expecting. Of course as we all now know, sad to say, the story did not end there. Hilarity at a prank call to the hospital by two Australian DJs, turned to horror as news broke towards the end of the week that the nurse who had taken the call had allegedly committed suicide.

A lasting relationship

Naomi Hefter | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

I've been asked several times what has been my longest ever relationship. I'm happy to say it's the one I'm in right now. We are coming up to our four year anniversary so it's getting quite serious and I can safety say I am deeply in love.

Is the Collapse of the Syrian Regime Imminent?

Nehad Ismail | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK
Nehad Ismail

At long last anti-aircraft weapons are getting through to the rebels. The Free Syrian Army fighters have recently made significant successes on the ground and managed to shoot down five fighter jets including a military helicopter in the space of two days.

Why the Leveson Report Could Lead to a Major Political Shake Up

Emily Stacey | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Politics
Emily Stacey

Given that leaking was one of the main reasons for an inquiry into press standards, how surprising it was to discover that despite its nature, none of Lord Justice Leveson's 2000 page report was leaked to the media before its publication.

The Amazing World of Tutor Kings and Queens

Alex Dyer | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

This surge in tutoring comes from a growth in the number of universities and increasing numbers of school leavers aiming for university. It's university or bust time, Chinese students and parents are feeling the strain of university competition.

The New Guard

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

A few years ago, we might have cited John Rocha and Matthew Williamson as the hottest tickets for London Fashion Week. The New Guard have trounced on that theory. They are more than just BFC sponsored talent, the lucky creatives that escaped the unemployment net. They are the rebirth of British fashion design. Yeah, I said it. An actual rebirth.

Leveson: What Will the Report Mean to UK's Journalism Industry?

Rima Amin | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK
Rima Amin

Anticipation is growing among journalists, lawyers and regulators to what Lord Leveson will recommend to revive media ethics within the damaged reputation of the British press. The Leveson Inquiry has been ongoing since July 2011 and the report is due this Thursday.

Are the Brits Really That Desperate to Leave the EU?

Harry Cooper | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Politics
Harry Cooper

Regardless of your position on the EU, we should be wary about taking poll statistics too seriously. The turmoil engulfing the eurozone, the politial transformations taking place and the battles between so many different interest groups mean opinions will change on a day to day basis.