Magazine launch date - 24/09/09

Right, the date is set, and the table is booked… for the Freshers’ Fayre. The 24th September has been pencilled in as the date Medway campus gets its very first student magazine.

It’s going to be a bit of a trial run this year as we try and drum up some support and find our feet. We’re going to publish three editions – the other two will be near Christmas and Easter. (Subject to change)

Burma VJ: battling to break the silence

I stopped in London for an hour the other day and picked up my usual Frappucino (thanks to Sky for trying to put me off them) and a copy of the Big Issue. With Reverend & the Makers on the front page, I didn’t expect the issue to be much good, but as they say you should never judge a book magazine by its cover.

Inside it had an article on a group of journalists in Burma, who risked their lives to show the world pictures of the monks’ uprising in Burma back in 2007. 

It tells the story of another country’s media being controlled by the state and the battle of a bunch of independent journalists, working for the Democratic Voice of Burma, to “give their people a voice”.

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