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South London Hardcore: “I think the place is overdue some recognition beyond street crime statistics.”

May 16, 2013


written by Rob Pollard for New Statesman South London is a fascinating area of England. It has a rich cultural history, and was the birthplace of many iconic people: from David Bowie and Rio Ferdinand, to Ken Livingstone and Daniel Day-Lewis. Despite this, South London is often viewed negatively. Sneered at for its perceived social […]

Internship at the New Statesman

September 11, 2012


written by Robert Pollard In January, I spent a couple of months interning at the New Statesman offices on Fleet Street. As an aspiring writer, it was an offer I could not refuse. The New Statesman is my favourite publication and the chance to go and work with the writers who I had long followed […]

John Pilger in the Literary Arena, Latitude Festival

July 27, 2012


written by Robert Pollard for Festival Republic John Pilger is a highly respected political journalist who has twice been named Journalist of the Year. Through his writing and film-making, he has continually challenged common opinion and offered an alternative to the increasingly narrow media narrative. Born in Australia but based in the UK, he is […]

My Response to BBC Question Time – 10th May 2012

May 11, 2012


written by Robert Pollard Question Time, the BBC’s flagship political debate programme, often riles me. In the interest of fairness, the Question Time team attempt to assemble a panel of experts from across the political spectrum, meaning we at home have to endure the kind of right-wing zealots whose opinions make me shudder. I get […]

Paxman likens BBC to decolonised Britain

April 17, 2012


written by Robert Pollard for New Statesman Corporation’s decision to relocate to central London angers Newsnight presenter. The BBC ‘s chief interrogator, Jeremy Paxman, has criticised the corporation’s decision to move from it’s current West London home at Television Centre to a location in central London. Famous for his aggressive interviewing – having made a […]

Al-Jazeera English is surprise RTS choice for news channel of the year award

February 25, 2012


written by Rob Pollard for New Statesman Al-Jazeera provided “essential viewing for insight and understanding of the evolving story” in the Middle East. Al-Jazeera English has picked up the news channel of the year award at the Royal Television Society journalism awards, beating Sky News and BBC News to scoop the prize. The awards didn’t […]