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SOAS in the Media: 30 June - 6 July

7 July 2020

This week, Professor Steve Tsang, Director of SOAS China Institute has commented extensively on the implementation of China's new security law in Hong Kong, which has had coverage from LBC, The Sunday TimesThe Daily TelegraphThe IndependentToronto Star, France 24, Bangkok Post and over 300 other global media outlets. 

Items related to Asia

  • The Guardian, Daily MirrorVICE and five other media outlets : Steve Tsang, Director of the SOAS China Institute, comments on the UK's response to China's new security law in Hong Kong - 02 Jul
  • The World NewsDaily Mail, India Today and over 60 other global media outlets: Steve Tsang, Director of the SOAS China Institute, comments on China's moves to assert itself as a global superpower as it takes on more conflicts around the world - 03 Jul
  • South China Morning Post, The Star Malaysia, Yahoo! Singapore: Steve Tsang comments on social inequalities in China in regard to internet and technology access - 02 Jul
  • The Times Higher Education Supplement, University World News: Steve Tsang comments on the impact of China's new security law on Hong Kong scholars abroad - 06 Jul
  • The I: Professor Gurharpal Singh, Professor of Sikh and Punjab Studies comments on the banning of TikTok in India amid tensions with China - 01 Jul
  • TRT, Oceania: Dr Dounia Mahlouly, Lecturer and Lead Researcher at the Centre for Global Media and Communications, comments on the role of social media in Egypt's 2013 coup - 03 Jul
  • Daily Hunt, MMD - Canada's Supply Chain Magazine: Alessandra Mezzadri, Senior Lecturer in Development Studies writes about How Asia’s clothing factories switched to making PPE - 05 Jul
  • Tokyo Daily NewsChannel News Asia: Helen Macnaughtan Senior Lecturer in International Business and Management writes about Japan, The Olympics And The COVID-19 Pandemic - 01 Jul
  • Al Jazeera: Dr Ayesha Siddiqa, Research Associate, SOAS South Asia Institute writes about why Pakistan is spending so much money on defence amid COVID-19 - 01 Jul
  • ThePrint: Dr Ayesha Siddiqa, Research Associate, SOAS South Asia Institute writes about why Pakistan is not commenting on the India-China border conflict - 04 Jul
  • China Daily HK: Dr Lauren Johnston, Research Associate, SOAS China Institute, writes about China's poverty alleviation achievements and how the policies can help other nations - 06 Jul
  • Jornal Tribuna de Macau: Dr Lauren Johnston, Research Associate, SOAS China Institute, comments on how the coronavirus threatens the Silk Road, China's biggest foreign policy initiative - 01 Jul
  • Daily Express, India Times Post, Nestia: Dr James E Hoare, Research Associate at the Centre for Korean studies, comments on the future of North Korea's leadership - 01 Jul
  • Post Office Tools for SA india Post, SA POST: Prakriti Sharan, Research Scholar comments on the work of India Post workers to continue to provide services to citizens during the pandemic - 05 Jul

Items related to Africa

  • The Conversation, Modern Ghana, ForeignAffairs: Ilana Webster-Kogen, Senior Lecturer in Jewish Music writes about the life of Ethiopian musician Hachalu Hundessa and why he wasn’t afraid to champion the country's Oromo people - 06 Jul
  • Aeon Magazine: Dr Marie Rodet, Senior Lecturer in African History, comments on the history of African slave migration - 06 Jul
  • Daily Sabah: Dr Yusuf Sheikh Omar, Research Associate in Development Studies, writes about the vulnerabilities of Somali communities with COVID-19 in Europe - 06 Jul
  • Geopolitical Monitor, Eurasia Review: Calum Fisher, a researcher of African politics comments on Malawi's election - 03 Jul

Items related to the Middle East

  • Arab News: Dr Nima Mina, Senior Lecturer in Persian and Iranian Studies, comments on How Qassem Soleimani’s killing diminished Iran’s Middle East hegemony - 30 Jun 
  • The Jewish Chronicle: Colin Shindler, Emeritus Professor in Israel studies, writes about the deep splits in the Israeli community over annexation - 02 Jul
  • History Today: James Tarik Marriott Masters student in Middle East Politics writes about the governing of Oman in 20th century - 02 Jul

Items related to other regions/SOAS General

  • Dazed Digital: Teaching Fellow in African History, Emma Dabiri started a petition earlier this year to amend the 2010 UK Equality Act to include hair - 01 Jul
  • The Conversation, Knack, Dehai, Sight Magazine: Alfredo Saad Filho, Professorial Research Associate in Development Studies writes about the impact of coronavirus in Brazil - 04 Jul
  • Asian and African studies blog: Christian Poske has conducted his PhD research on the Bengal recordings of the Arnold Bake Collection at the British Library Sound Archive and SOAS - 30 Jun
  • Daily Nation (Kenya): Wangui Goro and Betty Murungi appointed Professors of Practice at SOAS - 04 Jul
  • Book Brunch,, Big News Network, Xinhua News Agency: 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 - 01 Jul