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Prince Harry vs The Sun

I know everyone is writing about Prince Harry, but today I decided that I need to say something. And what better way to say it in a lovely blog post!

Tonight, as my mum was watching the news, I heard the reporter say that The Sun, are going to publish the naked photos that were taken of Prince Harry in Vegas. In my mind, there were 1000 bells ringing because I think there are so many problems with The Sun publishing this photo.

The Sun stated that: “We are publishing the photos because we think Sun readers have a right to see them. The reasons for that go beyond this one story.” 

I believe that although, yes the public want to see the pictures of Harry, they have many other ways of seeing these photos without having it published in British Newspapers. Not only that, but, Prince Harry naked was yesterday’s news. If they wanted to publish it because they think that the public deserve to see it and we are too dumb to go on to the internet and search it ourselves, they would have published it yesterday, or today. Why tomorrow? I think The Sun just wants to humiliate Harry more than he has already been.

Yes I know, as a Royal he shouldn’t be taking part in such activities, but he is 27 and a human, he deserves to have fun and if being naked is the way he wants to have fun, so be it. 

The main reason I have decided to write this post is pretty simple. If The Sun publishes the photos of Harry, it shows the rest of the world that British newspapers and Journalists do not respect Prince Harry or the Royal family for that matter. As a nation, we should be most accepting of Harry, even when he makes mistakes, we should protect him and that means, not publish his naked photo. 

Now I am all for Press freedom, but really, I don’t think there can be total Press freedom as it would probably cause more problems than it’ll solve. And humiliating a member of our Royal family, does not make British media look good.

I suppose we all have the right to see the photos of Harry if we want to, so it is not necessary for it to be published in a popular British Newspaper. It just magnifies the quality difference between Tabloid and Broadsheet newspapers.

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A night with Passion. Pt. 2

Hello! It’s been a while! I’ve been too busy!! =[

However, with the stress of uni deadlines and work, I managed to go to see the awesome and super talented Jeremy Passion.

If you have not read The Empty Suitcase Project and A night with Passion, please read both of them!

As my ‘A night with Passion’ post mentioned, Jeremy Passion was in Europe doing a tour, ‘the little tour that could’. London was lucky enough to have Jeremy perform twice in one month!

The first show was amazing. I enjoyed myself so much and Jeremy was such a gentleman. I really didn’t know how he was going to come back at then end of the month and top himself.

The difference in venues was amazing. Although the La Berrique was an amazing venue for an intimate show, Coronet Cinema was a truly amazing and breathe taking venue. Although it was a larger venue, the show was still very intimate, perfect for Jeremy’s last leg of the little tour that could.

Putting the venue aside, Jeremy definitely topped himself. He managed to perform some of the same songs he did in the first show, but bettered them and made them sound different without changing the song. The band that were assisting Jeremy were amazing. Although it was very hard for everyone to keep their eyes of the too-handsome Jeremy, the band did not just blend in to the background.

The only similarity between the 31st of March and the 29th of April shows was that they were both inspirational and emotional.

Jeremy performed ‘Stephanie’, a song he wrote for a girl he met after a show who suffered from Lupus. Jeremy was touched by her story and wrote a song for her. When he performed ‘Stephanie’, the whole crowd fell silent. It was the most moving performance I have ever seen. I believe that even if that was the first performance you saw of Jeremy, you would fall in love with his music. In my opinion, the song showcases his talent of song writing like no other song.

Jeremy also made me go weak at the knees when he looked at me while singing a line from Lemonade. Jeremy, if you read this, I don’t know if you did it intentionally but you looked at me at both shows, while singing the same line, you made me feel like a crazy fan-girl! It’s not good! =P (You know I enjoyed it though!)

Bluey Robinson also put on an amazing set. It was the first time I heard of Bluey, and he made me want to hear more of him! Esmée Denters also made a brief appearance!

Jeremy also stayed behind after the show once again. I can speak for everybody when I say, we appreciated that!

Altogether, an amazing show.

I mentioned in my previous post, A night with Passion, that I would be interviewing Jeremy. Unfortunately, with his busy schedule, it was not possible for me to interview him. However, although I did want to interview him face to face, since there is something special about that, I know there are other ways of interviewing him. Also, although I was a little upset, I am now more inspired and motivated to get more into the role of a Journalist! I have always dreamed of going to America after I finish uni, and by watching amazing artists such as Jeremy, AJ Rafael, Victor Kim and JR Aquino, to name a few, I am more determined to move to America and become a Journalist! So I can interview the people who inspire me!

So Jeremy, when I come to the states, I will interview you! Whether you like it or not! =P

I forgot to tell you face to face how much you actually inspire me to make a difference, through what I have a passion for (Since I don’t have a good singing voice!).

To sum it all up, Jeremy is a huge inspiration and he definitely put on a great show, twice in London, on The Little Tour That Did.

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Woo!

The other day in my News Reporting lecture, I wrote an artical in a ‘new journalism’ style. The style is actually about 50 years old but it’s an article which is writen in a novel style.

I read mine out in the lecture & my lecturer loved it!

That wasn’t the only good thing. Since I read a lot of books, the other day I was wondering why I hadn’t picked to study creative writing. But with this style of ‘new journalism’ I can write the way I like while reporting news! =D

Yay for positivity!!