Carolina Gomes

Carolina Gomes

Final year student of BA Journalism and Criminology at the University of Essex. Although my interests are very broad, subjects regarding human rights and all its specifics catch my attention. Email me at carolina.gomes.journalist@gmail.com.

Indigenous Voices Silenced at Cop27

The 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) is being accused of supressing its activists. Last Friday’s speech of the US president, Joe Biden, was unexpectedly interrupted by four American indigenous. Big Wind, Jacob Johns, Jamie Wefald, and Angela Zhong…

Blessing or problem? How the non-relevance of Latin America has two sides

Federico Rojas de Galarreta is a 39-year-old Political Sciences teacher in Institute of International Affairs in the University of Chile speaks about social inequalities within Latin America and how the difficulty of speaking of the whole continent as one. What…

Tradition vs Modernity? Humans vs Animals? The truth behind the violations of animal rights

At this point, unless you have been living under a rock over the past years, animal exploitation is a popular subject, but not in a good way. Music, real documentaries and news channels helped bring more public awareness. Still, animal…

Two crimes in one: the horrific relation between War and Human Trafficking

Bombs, blood, civilians’ bodies lying on the streets, buildings burned to ashes and screams of horror. These are just a few of thousands of things that we imagine when we think of war. Sadly, it goes further, deeper and darker,…

Discrimination at Nightclubs

Discrimination happens everywhere, and clubs are no exception. What we usually don’t think is how securities are also victims. John Smith, a security guard, talks about his experience with racism from costumers. For another perspective, Emily Nasser, presents her own…

Libya’s Power Cuts Angry Citizens and Protests Rise: UN Secretary Claims For Peace

António Guterres, the UN secretary-general, has asked for peace and calm, especially during the public protests that are generally increasing across Libya over power cuts and failure to hold elections. The poor economic conditions and the rise of oil and…

109 Live Animals Found in Passengers’ Luggage at Bangkok

Last Monday, Thailand officers arrested two women at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport under the accusation of smuggling 109 wildlife animals. In a press release, Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation confirmed that the animals were found in two…