Who remembers Aylan Kurdi now?

by Dr Nadine El-Enany  Who remembers Aylan Kurdi now? The photograph of the Syrian toddler that so galvanised Europe’s public over the question of refugees seems a distant memory now. Is it that a genuine concern for the wellbeing of refugees has merely been displaced by other political priorities in the minds of Europeans? Or… Read More

Freedom of speech is a liberty that is not afforded uniformly within democracies

Charlie Hebdo on Aylan Kurdi: the ultimate act of white entitlement? by Guilaine Kinouani Few pictures have captured the suffering of Syrian refugees as poignantly as the photograph of Aylan Kurdi’s lifeless body lying face down and alone on the beach. This picture provided the inspiration for Charlie Hebdo’s most controversial cartoon of late. Captions… Read More

Why was Aylan Kurdi’s life worth kindness from the press in death, but not in life?

by Chimene Suleyman His name is Aylan Kurdi. Say it. He was three years old when he began his journey from the Syrian town, Kobani which has only known violence throughout Aylan’s short life. Amidst a Syrian civil war and a town besieged by Isis, Aylan’s family travelled thousands of miles through Turkey where they took… Read More