Voice of America struggle for independence highlights issue of state role in government-backed media

Michael Pack at his confirmation hearing in Washington, September 2019. VOA Journalists, scholars, media freedom organisations and even senior Republicans have been alarmed by the appointment of Donald Trump’s nominee, Michael Pack, as chief executive of the US Agency for Global Media (USAGM), which oversees state-funded international media. Pack hasContinue Reading

How young black people in care made their voices heard

Ahturner/Shutterstock The rediscovery of the UK’s black histories is long overdue. This includes the lives of young black people in care. Their story reflects the historical struggles of other black groups in making themselves heard – a struggle which underlies the current Black Lives Matter protests. My research has examinedContinue Reading