NEWS: World’s largest whale shark slaughterhouse uncovered in China

The world’s biggest slaughterhouse for endangered whale sharks has been uncovered in southeast China, writes Sophie Morlin-Yron. It’s products are being traded across the world in health and cosmetic products. The largest slaughtering facility for Whale sharks ever seen has been uncovered in southeastern China by Hong Kong based WildLife Risk. The slaughterhouse, operated by China…

NEWS: Rana Plaza collapse victims still waiting for long-term compensation from major international brands

Retailers are still failing to compensate the victims of the disastrous collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh which killed 1,129 people and left thousands of families injured and without work or money. Christmas Eve marks eight months since the collapse of Rana Plaza Factory in Dhaka, reportedly the deadliest disaster in the garment industry.…

How Londoners are finding alternative energy solutions: a case study of the new King’s Cross development

VIDEO: With rising energy bills and the aim to reduce carbon emissions on the agenda, people are taking to alternative and sustainable energy solutions that can save them money and reduce CO2 emissions. New developments in London are emphasising their environmentally friendly and sustainable features, such as energy saving heating systems and solar power installations,…

FEATURE: The People Show 121: The rise of devising and collaborative theatre as actor and playwright become one

Originally posted on Arts Uncovered:
What is devising and how is it changing the way we produce theatre? The People Show has been doing it since the late sixties, but more and more devised shows are making it onto the mainstream market. Sophie Morlin-Yron reports It’s 7.30 on a typical autumn evening and The Old…

NEWS: New report questions wholesome claims on supermarket loaves

Labelling of healthy breads can be misleading claims a new report published in collaboration with the charity Sustain. The Real Bread Campaign (RBC), who conducted the study, are calling for an Honest Crust Act to tighten regulations and improve transparency for labelling and marketing of British loaves. RBC’s report, titled A Wholegrain of truth?, claims that bread with…

FEATURE: The importance of data journalism in an ever changing media landscape

Why is data journalism an important tool for journalists? And how can graphics be used to communicate a story in ways that words alone cannot? In recent years, online outlets like the Guardian’s Datablog and other independent websites such as ‘Information is Beautiful’ have played a part in developing what we now call data journalism,…