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Income/Life expectancy chart

Screenshot taken off Gapminder.org Income related to life expectancy in different countries

In the above chart you can see income compared to Life expectancy all over the world. For example the highest Life expectancy is Japan (84.2), the highest income is Luxembourg (99K). Also, Luxembourg has a high life expectancy similar to Japan. The country with the lowest income is Somalia, with (629). The lowest life expectancy is Lesotho (51.1).

In this chart it is concluded that life expectancy and income do relate, although it is not the only fact for a low life expectancy. The difference of years in Life expectancy between Luxembourg and Lesotho are around 30 years and the income about 95K.

To develop my studies I would like to look at Life expectancy vs. Co2 emissions per ton, per person, per year. This has shown that the rich countries with the high life expectancy have around the highest Co2 emission.

Data is always being used in Journalism, Data can add facts to your story, it can be a story and it helps to emphasize a story more.

But you should never overload your reader with numbers! 🙂

Isabella

Winter Wonderland taking the money out of peoples pockets

Winter Wonderland taking the money out of peoples pockets with too high prices for attractions and food. Family attraction turns into biggest nightmare.

Winter Wonderland is one of the biggest attraction in London during Christmas time. Thousands of people come every from the 23rd of November until the 6th of January. Not just tourists visit the German embossed attraction, also Londoners come and visit the place. It is known as a romantic attraction, for young and old but Winter Wonderland costs a fortune. £7 – £12 for an under one minute ride on one of the rollercoasters or carousel. Food and Drinks are about £7 as well. But the people visiting the wonderland are more than happy to pay this. Katja Trbara a student at Goldsmith University said: “Yes, it`s expensive but its definitely worth it” and after asking her how much money she has spent tonight she refused to tell me but she said it was too much.

People are more than happy to pay these expenses. And Julian Wing said: “I’m only doing this for my children, I absolutely hate it here”. But apart from that people seem to like Winter Wonderland and you can only see happy faces.

An emotional evening with Liu Xiaobos`s Poems

                                         Liu Xiaobo Nobel Peace price winner in 2010

On the 7th of November, five actors came together in the National Poetry Library and read out poems by Liu Xiaobo and his wife Liu Xia. It was all about a love story between life, his women and his country. The event could be considered as sensitive as it is a criticism against the Chinese government.

The poems were read out in English and some of them also in Chinese. This empathised the atmosphere, even more, the visitors were feeling very emotional by the poems and the things Liu Xiaobo wrote. “In tears, I write to you again”, “I`m your lifelong prisoner”, “darkness is my destiny”. His words were considered as very emotional as Alana Falkhoff told me after the event. She also said that it was very powerful when all the actors stood up and read out the last poem. 

People were left in tears after the event and really appreciated the event. The poems are so touching and emotional.

The Event was in the national Poetry Library which is based in the royal festival hall and the admission was free, taking pictures was not allowed. With his speech “No Enemies” Liu Xiaobo has set a statement all over the world

National HIV testing week – Give HIV the finger

                                       Picture from the IIP Photo Archive-Flickr

From the 17th until the 23rd of November it is National HIV testing week. This is a campaign started by the HIV Prevention England. The National HIV testing week is there to remind people, to get tested. 

Due to this the Public health England has provided in the past and expanded this year the free HIV postal testing kits. Many people on social media have shared their opinions on it and went testing themselves, such as the Duke of Sussex. He said Testing on HIV should be something to be proud of, not something to be embarrassed or ashamed about. This should convince people to take the test and not be ashamed, as the Duke of Sussex was the first member of the royal family to be tested on the HIV virus.

Luca (22) suffers himself on Aids after going to a club with some friends he got stabbed in the back with a contagious needle. Luca said that he was scared to do this test, but he said that this brings some kind clarity. He supports the national HIV testing week in every way he can and wants to help especially young people who suffer from this illness.

About me

Hello everyone!

My name is Isabella Ehrlicher and I am a Journalist student at London South Bank University. Studying in London was always my big dream and I couldn`t be happier. My heart belongs to Germany where I am originally from. Although I spent nearly all my life in Switzerland I still feel very related to Munich which is my hometown. Two years ago I left all my friends and family to start a new life, I went to a boarding school but you will hear more about that in upcoming posts. I hope you will enjoy what I will write in the upcoming future, it will all be about the life as a journalist and a foreign person (me) in a different country exploring new people, cuisines and many places.

Isabella