The actions of Brenton Tarrant, the gunman who opened fire on a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand last Friday, have sparked outrage across the world. It's also raised the question of how the news media should react to such events. In this article, Lorna Finlayson questions the way the UK media has covered these instances of white supremacist violence and argues that such attacks are not made inevitable by immigration itself, nor by 'difference', but by a media and political class which relentlessly scapegoats immigrants and Muslims while bestowing legitimacy on those who preach hatred against them.
The past month has seen mass protests rock Algeria, forcing president of 20 years Abdelaziz Bouteflika to both abandon his fifth-term bid and postpone the elections themselves. In this article Hocine Belalloufi analyses the prospects for the future of the country.
Recent months have seen French politics rocked by two political events: the gilets jaunes protests and the Emmanuel Macron's public statement calling anti-Zionism a form of anti-semitism. In this, an open letter to philosopher Alain Finkielkraut following the attack on him recently in Paris during one of the protests, Dominique Eddé powerfully writes of the pains of the Palestinian people and struggle for a better world.