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SOAS in the Media: 9 -15 June

16 June 2020

This week SOAS Director, Valerie Amos has addresses racial injustice in the UK and commented on the debate around imperialist statues which has had coverage from CNN, BBC Breakfast, The Guardian, The Independent, Daily Mail, Evening Standard and over 350 other media outlets. 

Items related to Asia

  • Malaysian Reserve, Jornal Tribuna de Macau, SecretChina.com and three other media outlets: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute,  comments on on the impact of China's security law on Hong Kong's richest residents - 09 Jun
  • Vice, Intellasia.net: Steve Tsang Director of the China Institute comments on China's strenghtening of Law and Order in Hong Kong with a new police unit - 11 Jun
  • The Times, Ruskline: Steve Tsang, Director of the China Institute comments on NATO's relations with China and Russia - 11 Jun
  • Deutsche Welle: Steve Tsang comments on China-US relations - 09 Jun
  • The Frontline Club: Steve Tsang discusses how China will come through the pandemic and the country's future - 11 Jun
  • The Print: Dr Ayesha Siddiqa, Research Associate, SOAS South Asia Institute writes about Cynthia David Ritchie's accusations against several leaders of the Pakistan Peoples Party - 10 Jun
  • The Print, UC News: Dr Ayesha Siddiqa, Research Associate, SOAS South Asia Institute comments on why the Pakistan army wants to remove the 18th Amendment - 12 Jun
  • Daily Express: Dr James E Hoare, Research Associate at the Centre for Korean studies, comments on the North Korea's relectance to give up their nuclear weapons - 13 Jun
  • Nikkei Asian Review: Hazel Smith, Professorial Research Associate at the Centre for Korean studies, comments on the impact of economic sanctions on North Korean life - 12 June
  • The Hindu: Prakriti Sharan, a Research Scholar comments on the work of India Post workers to continue to provide services to citizens during the pandemic - 13 Jun
  • Wire: SOAS academics sign statement calling for Professor G.N. Saibaba and activist Varavara Rao to be released from prison in India - 14 Jun
  • Bangkok Post: Obituary of SOAS alumnus and Thai academic and politican Kraisak Choonhavan - 12 Jun

Items related Africa

  • AllAfrica, Zimbabwe Daily, The Zimbabwean, The Africa Report, South China Morning Post, Rebelión and five other media outlets: Stephen Chan Professor of World Politics, comments on relations between Zimbabwe and the US in light of the recent racial injustice in the US - 09 Jun
  • Foroyaa Online: Lucy Duran, Professor of Music is referenced in this article about Gambian musician Alhaji Bai Konte and how he helped to bring the ‘Kora’ to North America  - 12 Jun
  • ispionline: Hangwei Li, Research Associate in Politics and International Studies writes about China and Africa: The “Other” in the Time of Pandemic - 12 June

Items related to the Middle East

  • Plus61j: Colin Shindler, Emeritus professor of Israel Studies, writes about Iran's nuclear threat to Israel - 16 June

Items related to other regions/General SOAS 

  • BBC Radio 4, Versobooks.com: Rahul Rao, Senior Lecturer in Politics, discusses how Nelson Mandela is used against the 'Rhodes Must Fall' Campaign - 15 Jun
  • Iranian Quran News Agency, Shafaqna English: Interview with Stephen Chan, Professor of World Politics on racism in the US stating that it is a founding ingredient of the country - 10 Jun
  • Monde Diplomatique: Dr Adam Hanieh Reader in Development Studies writes about The Politics of Oil, Covid-19 & Climate Change : Opportunity or Threat ? - 12 Jun
  • El País: Ian Inkster, Professorial Research Associate at the Centre of Taiwan Studies, comments on the differences between the East and the West in their approach to dealing with the socioeconomic and cultural impact of the pandemic - 14 Jun
  • Refugee Hosts, Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE: Dr. Romina Istratii, Senior Teaching Fellow writes about the Impact of Restrictions on the Religious Life of Ethnic Minority and Migrant Communities During the Covid-19 Pandemic - 12 Jun
  • Irish Independent: Interview with Emma Dabiri, Teaching Fellow in History, on the Black Lives Matter Movement and racial injustice in Ireland - 14 Jun
  • INews: Article about the work of Professor Guy Standing, Research Associate in Development Studies, on Universal Basic Income - 13 Jun
  • Global Times (China): Mark Hoskin, doctorate researcher writes about the debate surround imperialist statues - 09 Jun
  • ZimEye: Everjoice Win is announced as a Professor of Practice at the Centre for Gender Studies - 13 Jun
  • The Times: Maya Goodfellow, Research Assistant, Decolonising SOAS signs letter to The Times calls for colonial history to be taught in schools - 13 Jun 
  • BBC Radio 4: SOAS alumnus Maro Itoje discussed why he chose to go to SOAS to study African history - 12 June
  • The Guardian, The Independent: The work of SOAS Alumnus and Founder of The Black Curriculum Lavinya Stennett is referenced in relation to the campaign for putting Black history and colonial history on the national curriculum - 15 Jun
  • Classical Music Magazine: An article on the Decolonise SOAS iniative and Toolkit - 14 Jun
  • The Guardian: SOAS referenced as one of the few universities aiming to Decolonise the curriculum, with an interview with a SOAS student- 11 Jun
  • Swiss Info: Mentions the Vatican's support of the SOAS SCRAP iniative - 12 Jun