SOAS University of London

SOAS in the Media 28 April - 4 May

5 May 2020

Items related to Asia

  • The Daily Telegraph, The Times, NYTimesPost.com, BBC Ulster, MSN Taiwan and over 20 other global media outlets: Steve Tsang, Director of the SOAS China Institute comments on China's attempts to control the coronavirus pandemic narrative 28 Apr- 04 May
  • VOA News, Toronto News, Delhi News, Japan Herald, Big News Network and over 40 other global media outlets: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute comments on China's Plans to Hold Long-Delayed Leadership Meetings in Late May - 30 Apr
  • BBC World: Steve Tsang, Director of the SOAS China Institute comments on the USA's calls for an investigation into the origins of Covid-19 in China - 04 May
  • Wall Street Journal: Steve Tsang, Director of the SOAS China Institute comments on China's attempts to clapdown on Hong Kong - 30 Apr
  • Daily Express, NYTimesPost.com and 6 other media outlets: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute comments on the speculation on the whereabouts of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un - 28 Apr
  • Listen notes: Dr Owen Miller, Lecturer in Korean Studies was interviewed about South Korean history and the country's reponse to Covid-19 - 26 Apr
  • BBC Russian: Keith Howard, Emeritus Professor of Music comments on the rumours about North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un - 29 Apr
  • The Stars Post: Keith Howard, Emeritus Professor of Music comments on North Korean music and traditions - 29 Apr
  • Epeakin, IntelliBriefs: Dr Ayesha Siddiqa Research Associate at the SOAS South Asia Institute writes about budget cuts to the Pakistan military in light of Covid-19 - 30 Apr
  • BBC Radio 4: James Edward Hoare, Research Associate in East Asian Languages & Cultures and Professor Hazel Smith, Professorial Research Associate in Korean Studies both appear on the "Profiles" show to discuss Kim Yo Jung, sister of the North Korean leader - 02 May
  • Korea Times: Ian Inkster, Professorial Research Associate at the Centre for Taiwan studies comments on how East Asian has handled the Covid-19 pandemic compared to the West - 30 Apr
  • Taiwan Insight: Ian Inkster, Professorial Research Associate at the Centre for Taiwan studies writes about Covid-19 in Taiwan in a regional and international context - 30 Apr
  • The Hindu, India Global News, EIN News: Vidya Venkat, Research Associate in Anthropology reviews The Cases that India Forgot - 02 May
  • Yahoo! News: SOAS alumna Romila Thapar named as one of five women shaping India's Intellectual Landscape - 28 Apr

Items related to Africa

  • Green Building Africa: Dr Ulrich Volz, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance comments on whether emerging economies can afford a “green” recovery from Covid-19 - 29 Apr
  • Le Monde diplomatique: Gilbert Achcar, Professor of Development Studies writes about Sudan transitioning from a grassroots revolution to a post-revolutionary governmental structure - 29 Apr
  • Geral, Estadão.com.br: Laura Hammond, Professor of Development studies, comments on the impact of the coronavirus on Somalian migrants' remittances from abroad - 03 May
  • Livedoor, Bhaskar, Dau Bao and 7 other media outlets: Stephen Chan, Professor of Politics and International relations comments on China's influence in Africa as it sends aid packages to the continent - 29 Apr
  • BBC Radio Scotland: Lauren Johnston, Research Associate at the China Institue discusses Africa dealing with the pandemic - 02 May
  • Bloomberg, ThePrint, Japan Times, EIN News and 5 other media outlets: Lauren Johnston, Research Associate at the China Institue comments on the political significance of China's aid and influence in Africa during the covid-19 pandemic - 28 Apr
  • Elpais.es, Agenda Pública: Hangwei Li, Research Associate in Politics and International Relations, comments on China-Africa relations and Chinese medical aid to Africa in the time of global pandemic - 03 May
  • BBC World Service Radio: Music PhD student Hugo Hadji was interviewed about the life and legacy of famous Algerian singer and musician Idir - 03 May
  • CNBC Africa: Maram Ahmed, Senior Fellow writes about how innovative financing can assist Africa’s humanitarian needs - 29 Apr
  • Time24: Fernandes Wanda, Research Associate in Development studies comments on the decline in global oil prices and its impact on the Angolan economy - 28 Apr
  • Equal Times: Calum Fisher, a researcher in Malawian politics comments on Malawi's annulled election - 29 Apr
  • Nomadics, & Arablit: Dr. Nadia Ghanem Postdoctoral Fellow writes about Moroccan literature avaliable to read in English - 29 Apr
  • Modern Ghana: Article written by authors sourced by the SOAS Anti-Corruption Evidence Unit about corruption in Nigeria and how it can affect the countries' covid-19 response - 04 May

Items related to the Middle East

  • Le Monde diplomatique: Daniel Marwecki Teaching fellow, writes about Israel and Germany's relationship - 29 Apr
  • Rudaw.net: Haje Keli, Research Associate in gender studies comments on online attackes against Kurdish singer and activist Dashni Morad - 30 Apr

Items related to other regions/General SOAS 

  • Oxford Business Group, Businessday Ghana, GhanaWeb: Dr Ulrich Volz, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance comments on whether emerging economies can afford a “green” recovery from Covid-19 - 28 Apr
  • 5pillarsuk.com: Stephen Chan, Professor of Politics and International Relations, signs statement calling for French Justice Minister to grant Professor Tariq Ramadan a speedy and fair trial - 04 May
  • Socialist Resistance, CADTM: Gilbert Achcar, Professor of Development studies writes about the future of Neoliberalism in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic - 29 Apr
  • The Ecologist: Dr Adam Hanieh's article on the impact of the pandemic on the oil industry is referenced - 30 Apr
  • Esquerda: Dr Adam Hanieh writes about the global dimensions of the Covid-19 pandemic - 29 Apr
  • Iran Labour News Agency: Guy Standing, Professor of Development studies discusses the need for a universal basic income - 02 May
  • Open: Dr James Mallinson, Professor of Yoga studies, comments on how we can use the current isolation restrictions as an opportunity to reflect and meditate - 30 Apr
  • fathom (Online): John Strawson Professor of International Law and Middle East Studies shares his favourite book and film - 28 Apr
  • Hindu Business Line: Review of graphic novel from SOAS researcher Benjamin Dix, Vanni: A Family’s Struggle Through the Sri Lankan Conflict - 04 May
  • Al Jazeera: Aina Khan, Masters student in Religion in Politics writes about the challenges and stigma of observing Ramadan in a UK prison - 29 Apr
  • Premier Christianity: Professor Emeritus Tudor Parfitt's work is referenced in regard to the location of the Ark of the Covenant - 29 Apr
  • Big Hospitality: The Restaurant magazine May edition features a piece from Chinese food expert and Michelin starred chef Andrew Wong on the work he has been doing with SOAS to bring China’s vast gastronomic heritage to his restaurants - 01 May
  • Consultor Jurídico: References the talk Geoffrey Robertson, an imposing lawyer specializing in international law and human rights gave at SOAS in 2018 about the ex-president of Brazil, Lula da Silva's legal trial - 01 May
  • Swiss Info: Article about SOAS alumni and American novelist, photographer and art historian Teju Cole - 02 May
  • Homegrown: Interview with SOAS alumna and author Janice Pariat - 01 May
  • MR PORTER: Article about SOAS alumna and Jazz singer Poppy Ajudha - 30 Apr
  • Mark Pack: References policy briefing from SOAS COP on the stats on the amount of BME deaths in the UK from Covid-19 - 03 May
  • LSE Public lectures and events: SOAS public lectures mentioned in this article - 28 Apr