Posts Tagged: Social Justice

What does Instagram activism do, anyway?

What does Instagram activism do, anyway?

Is sharing Instagram graphics an important way of organising and educating, or an exercise in performative wokeness? Instagram, the land of brunch photos and fitness bloggers, has not always been a political platform. But, in the last year, with the increasing online visibility of the Black Lives Matter movement, the app has seen a boom …

COVID-19 and Return Migration, a Global Trend

COVID-19 and Return Migration, a Global Trend

Travelling back to Brazil in late June, one of our JAN Trust employees had imagined a much quieter journey. To their surprise, almost all international flights at Heathrow Airport were full. But different from previous years, the large majority of passengers were leaving the UK reluctantly. They were returning to their countries of origin after months …

Representation and responsibility: Film and TV writers need to acknowledge their influence and use it wisely

Embed from Getty Images Not all film and television writers claim to be trying to alleviate social injustice with their stories or use their creativity as a catalyst for social change. Some may write personal stories, or stories that are completely fictitious or designed as pure, light-hearted entertainment. However, it would be burying your head …