Brussels Attacks: everything we know so far

Today, between approximately 8am and 9am local time, a series of explosions ripped through the Belgium capital of Brussels in what Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has described as a “cowardly” attack and “black moment” for the nation. This comes days following raids in the neighbourhood of Molenbeek which led to the arrest of Salah Abdeslam, the suspected ringleader behind last November’s terror attacks in Paris, and four … Continue reading Brussels Attacks: everything we know so far

How ‘Spotlight’ gets journalism right

At one point about a third of the way through Tom McCarthy’s Oscar-winning Spotlight, Boston Globe reporter Sasha Pfieffer, portrayed in the film by the ever-brilliant Rachel McAdams, meets with a source at a busy cafe for an interview. Upon seeing Sasha enter, the man stands abruptly to greet her, awkwardly knocking the table as he does so. His name is Joe Crowley and he is one of hundreds … Continue reading How ‘Spotlight’ gets journalism right

Overpriced tuberculosis drug unavailable to countries needing it most: MSF

A promising tuberculosis drug that has had approval for usage for over 2 years and could effectively treat over 300000 newly infected people has only been utilized in 180 cases, according to medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). In a statement released last week, the group criticised Japanese pharmaceutical company Otsuka for overpricing its experimental drug delamanid and not doing enough to ensure the most vulnerable have access. Tuberculosis (TB) is one the world’s deadliest … Continue reading Overpriced tuberculosis drug unavailable to countries needing it most: MSF