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Faces of discrimination: “It’s shocking because you don’t expect it to happen.”

Faces of discrimination: “It’s shocking because you don’t expect it to happen.”

Featured, Investigations, Podcasts, Specials, UK
Religious hate crime has risen by 40% in England and Wales – and more than half is directed at Muslims. A writer, who wishes to remain anonymous, agreed to be interviewed by the Voice of London; her family are among those who have faced Islamophobic discrimination, even though they do not actively practice any religion. But discrimination found its way in.   Her husband is of Sudanese heritage, and they have two young sons together. They live in a rural, coastal community, which she describes as “one of the least diverse places in the UK.” Here, she says, they are in the minority as a mixed race family. During a phone call with the Voice of London, she started sharing her story “when you come up against something like this, it’s shocking because you don't expect it to happen.” For th
Equality groups disappointed by ethnic academic pay gap

Equality groups disappointed by ethnic academic pay gap

Featured, Investigations, Specials
Ethnic minority professors in the UK earn less than their white colleagues, according to a recent study by the BBC. An Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) spokesperson told the Voice of London: “It is disappointing but sadly unsurprising to hear that ethnic minority academics earn less than their white counterparts.” They also said: “We know that an ethnicity pay gap exists in multiple sectors and we believe that bringing in mandatory reporting on staff recruitment, retention and promotion by ethnicity would be an important first step in helping shine a spotlight on the issue, as it has with the gender pay gap.” According to the BBC, Russell Group universities pay white academics £52,000 a year, while black and Arab academics earn around £37,000-£38,000 a year, respectivel
Are University advisors beneficial?

Are University advisors beneficial?

Education, Investigations, Specials, University
Does having University advisors on hand in college or sixth form help to get students into top-tier universities? Speaking to some students in London we asked them their thoughts on university advisors. Queen Mary University student, Shabnam Khalafi, told The Voice of London: "I didn't have an advisor, it was just our form tutor or class teachers, I think it would have helped to have one."  She told us that going to a public sixth form they didn't have someone to focus on the students individually and the help from form tutors "wasn't focused enough on our needs." City University student, Mr B (who wished to remain anonymous), told us that although his private college did not have an advisors position ready at hand,  they did "have special classes dedicated to help you with in
Hello, Is it memes you’re looking for?

Hello, Is it memes you’re looking for?

Europe, Featured, Investigations, Specials
Critics warn that the proposed copyright directive will hamper down on the creativity of the internet. The Voice of London boiled down the basics in the graphic below.   See also: Is the death of memes near? YouTube has been running a series of ads against article 13 and the proposed changes stating it “will create large unintended consequences for everyone.” Below are some of the humorous memes which may not exist if the EU copyright directive is implemented. The Voice of London spoke to the public to find out their thoughts on this upcoming copyright legislation. Words: Mohammed Hamid | Subbing: Harry Lye
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