The Battleground / 21 Mar 2022

Never Mind the News

The Battleground’s Spring Books List

It's easier than ever to lose sight of books. With global crises overtaking our lives every couple of years now, to read anything other than news gets harder by the day.(...)
Josh White / 26 Apr 2021

The Broken Mirror

Britain’s Last Left Tabloid

Tabloids are synonymous with terrible journalism. This reputation is more than deserved, yet the story of one tabloid shows that the press can be so much more than it is.(...)

They prefer Flash Ball guns. Facing protestors, Paris.
Maxime Sattonnay / 15 Jan 2020

French Police and the Press

The Alexis Poulin Interview

Alexis Poulin is an independent journalist and founder of  Le Monde Moderne, which covers French and EU politics, mainly on TV and radio. In December 2019, in a Tweet that has since been deleted, Poulin was singled out by a French police union (Syndicat indépendant des commissaires de police, SICP) as one of five anti-police campaigners, calling him "the hater".(...)

Modern Germany. Berlin, August 2019.
Joel Schalit / 11 Sep 2019

Dangerous Outsiders

The European Commission’s New Migrant Brand

Nationalism is here to stay. The far-right may never take over the European Commission. But its politics are now mainstream and have changed the way the executive frames multiculturalism.(...)
Josh White / 15 Apr 2019

What Should Britain Do?

America Versus Julian Assange

The UK should resist the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States. But what should be done about the sexual assault claims in Sweden?(...)