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The Hosts

Five people who opened their doors to Ukrainian refugees share their experiences. A podcast that explores why we reach out to those in need

Climate crisis

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The prediction is grim: the Mediterranean climate is moving north and difficult 'fire years' will be common in the UK. How prepared is the nation to fight it?

Breaking in

The news industry is today plagued by a "crisis of civil adequacy" and "a crisis of financial viability". Yet, across the UK, thousands of students stand on the sidelines of journalism, preparing for a media career. What brings them to study journalism in the UK from across the world? How do they see the profession, looking in? What concerns do they have of their future?

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The Breaker is an award-winning news and features site published by the MA Multimedia Journalism students at Bournemouth University. Check out our main web site at This page hosts a collection of stories produced by the Breaker team using Shorthand. Main and footer image: Matt Paul Catalano on Unsplash. Email us at