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SOAS in the media Friday 25 April

25 April 2014

Dr Simona Vittorini is providing commentary about the India elections in a regular slot on Italian radio programme, Esteri, Rakesh Nautiyal and students were featured in a piece about learning Hindi at SOAS in BBC World Service, Professor Stephen Chan was a guest on BBC World discussing the elections in Zimbabwe, Professor Lawrence Sáez was a guest on Arise TV and Dr Subir Sinha on TV Today discussing the elections in India, Dr Phil Clark published an op-ed in This is Africa on Rwanda's tough choices 20 years on, Dr Laura Hammond was interviewed by Deutsche Welle discussing the Kenyan crackdown on Somalis living in the country and the Living Shrines exhibition received coverage in World News and The Prisma.

BBC World Service reporting on students learning Hindi in the UK
BBC World Service - 05/04/14
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20 years on: Rwanda’s Tough Choices
This is Africa - 15/04/2014
Article written by Phil Clark, examining Rwanda’s progress and challenges in the twenty years since the 1994 genocide.

AfricaLink on Air
Deutsche Welle's Africalinks - 24/04/2014
Dr Laura Hammond is interviewed by Deutsche Welle's Africalinks discussing the Kenyan crackdown on Somalis living in the country

India decides
Eastern Eye
"Director of School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)'s South Asia Institute, Professor Michael Hutt, told Eastern Eye: “A great deal is at stake in these elections. The shape and complexion of the government that emerges from them will determine the scale of India’s future economic growth, the political future of India’s ‘first family’, and relations between the country’s Hindu and Muslim populations, as the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party seems set to make significant gains."

Lisa Ross at the Brunei Gallery, London
Fine Art Magazine Blog - 02/04/2014
"We are proud to announce a major exhibition of works by gallery artist Lisa Ross. Curated by our gallery director, Jolaine Frizzell, we warmly welcome you to attend the Private View on 3 April 2014 from 6-8pm at the Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University College London."

Muslim rituals in the Chinese desert
The Prisma - 06/04/2014
"The Brunei Gallery has delved deep into the desert paths of Xinjiang thanks to a photographic exhibition, which began a couple of days ago and which reflects the religious culture and rituals of a minority society in China"

SOAS exhibits traditional shrines of Western China at Brunei Gallery (University of London)
Wn.com - 25/04/14
"SOAS exhibits traditional shrines of Western China at Brunei Gallery 27 March 2014 Photographs and videos of tradition shrines in Uyghur in Western China by artist Lisa Ross will be exhibited at the Brunei Gallery at SOAS, University of London next month."