Our World

It is not uncommon to find that men continue to dominate the workplace, even in the field of academia. In Indian universities, women are under-represented. In the year 2011, women took up 3% of vice-chancellor posts compared to 2.3% in Japan, no women in Hong Kong and 15% in...
The lack of gender equality has come to be known as one of the most crucial issues of today’s world. But of all the fields in which gender inequality is painfully observed, it remains the most alarming when seen in sport. Some of the data regarding women’s sports leaves a...

BEE Aware

Cliona Elliott, Correspondent (Our World)   Honey bees: the yellow and black furry creatures are widely considered as a nuisance for the fear that they may sting you, but in reality without bees and their role as nature’s own farmers, nature would struggle to function. Bees account for 80 oer cent of...
Somalian pirates have become some of the most notorious modern day ‘bad guys’. With high profile news stories combined with blockbuster films focussing on the subject, it can be sometimes difficult to grasp the idea that behind the headlines and film premieres, are real men. The reality of twenty...
Guantánamo bay, known by many as the living hell, is still housing detainees in 2017, continuing to be an embarrassing fact for an America that considers it an indelible stain etched on its history. Guantánamo Bay dates back to more than a century, a period most marked by the Spanish-American war, and...
Ben Campbell, Correspondent (Our World)   With British Olympic diving bronze medalist Tom Daley's announcement that he is gay, sport appears to have taken a further step away from the doldrums of homophobia and towards acceptance. Announced via YouTube video as it would allow "his words to not get twisted," Daley joined an...
Nowadays, we are used to talking about globalisation and industry and how these two things are influencing our habits, needs, culture. However, we rarely think of industry and culture as two elements that cross each other. I tried to Google "cultural industry" and I found this definition: "The term culture...
Nelson Mandela is a significant symbol of the fight against racism, yet even after his death there remains a long way to go. “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if...
While the migration crisis divides mainstream media and European citizens alike, a new narrative is beginning to emerge. It is becoming increasingly clear that the current climate of chaos and fear is severely unproductive that instead of trying to tackle the crisis on the front lines, more needs to...
Investigations state that eight million children are currently abandoned in orphanages. The Global Panorama takes a closer look at the issue. The discrepancies between the claimed and the concrete do abound. But as actions speak louder than words, and thorough investigations are likely to blow the lid off the huge...