O BNDES: “uma caixa-preta indevassável”

In this article, Edward O’Brien looks more closely at the Petrobras scandal that has recently gained a lot of attention both in Brazil and abroad, due to the international networks that have been implicated in the various investigations surrounding it. Here, O’Brien discusses more specifically the nature of corruption involved in the scandal and how…

To Dive or Not to Dive

Taking the debate about the way in which Harry Kane won his recent match saving penalty against West Ham (Tottenham 2 – 2 West Ham, 22nd February 2015) as his inspiration, our Greek Editor Ahilleas Rokni gives us his take on the one issue from which football just can’t seem to escape: diving. Diving is perhaps one…

Antenção indústria cinematográfica britânica : em 2015, não faça um outro The Imitation Game, tá?

Like many years of Great British Cinema, 2014 can count itself rather successful, both financially and in terms of popularity. But does what we´re watching really merit the hype? Former KCL student Greg Noone takes a closer look at the quality of British Cinema today, and discusses what he (and what we too should) hope for the coming…

Une culture de la lecture: impressioni e approcci alla lettura in Francia

France is internationally renowned for its tradition of a burgeoning reading culture, but can this continue in the face of electronic publishing and other media competing for our attention? In this article Beatrice Emanuele examines reading trends in France as well as, more importantly, the attitude towards reading and books. English original available here. Translation by Beatrice Emanuele.…

Somos Charlie

As France continues to deal with the repercussions of the attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, our Spanish Content Editor Ellen Gordon reflects on the recent attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris and the dangers that so many journalists face in other countries. In the aftermath of the horrific and brutal attack on the…