Samira Shackle is a freelance journalist, who tweets @samirashackle. She was formerly a staff writer for the New Statesman.

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Health
30 July 2009
A day of fear
29 July 2009
The story:Today saw the launch of the government's £1bn future jobs fund, which will create tens of thousands of jobs...
22 July 2009
The story:Lord Malloch Brown, a senior Foreign Office minister who is standing down at the end of the week, today...
21 July 2009
The storyProfessional careers are becoming more, not less, exclusive, warns a new government report by the cross-party...
15 July 2009
The British government will give their full support to Tony Blair if he puts himself forward for the new EU presidency...
Politics
09 July 2009
What would happen if you put the cast of Footballers’ Wives in charge of a country? To find out, look no further than...
Politics
08 January 2009
When the first undergraduate group begins studying at the Asian University for Women (AUW) in Bangladesh this September...
Human Rights
11 December 2008
Attempts to ban landmines and eliminate the humanitarian crisis posed by unexploded remnants of war are being hampered...
Books
27 November 2008
Set on a fictional Caribbean island, Pynter Bender follows its eponymous hero from childhood, starting with a dreamlike...
Politics
26 November 2008
Children - particularly from Vietnam and China - are being trafficked to the UK to work as slaves in illegal cannabis...
International Politics
10 November 2008
Four young men, hooded so that their faces are concealed, march in line up a hill, wielding baseball bats. The camera...
International Politics
30 October 2008
This week saw the culmination of the Maldives’s first democratic elections. In a historic victory, Mohamed ‘Anni’...
Human Rights
22 October 2008
“ECT [electro-convulsive therapy] is frequently administered unnecessarily or inappropriately, which can be life-...

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