Jordan Meyerl


About Jordan Meyerl

Jordan Meyerl is a first year graduate student at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is pursuing a MA in History on the Archives track. She strongly supports using archives to preserve the history of minority groups, and hopes to one day work in an university archive.

State Of Emergency Declared In Ethiopia Following Prime Minister’s Resignation

On February 16th, 2018, Ethiopia declared a state of emergency after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced his decision to step down from his position amid the continuing political crisis in the nation. The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front’s (EPRDF) coalition council, the nation’s ruling political coalition, “came to the conclusion that imposing emergency […]


Russian Cinema Drops Film Under Pressure After Police Raid

On January 26, 2017, Russian authorities raided Moscow’s Pioner Cinema, an art-house cinema which had defied the government ban on a screening of The Death of Stalin. Police officers and numerous plainclothes officials entered the theatre during the midday screening of the film in question. When asked whether the cinema faced […]


Ethiopia, Human Rights Violations, And The Release Of Political Prisoners

On January 3, 2018, Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, announced plans to free political prisoners, among them being politicians, terrorists, and those who support the ethnic minorities within the country. “Politicians currently under prosecution and those previously sentenced will either have their cases annulled or be pardoned,” AFP news agency […]


The Impact Of The Presidential Election On Abortion Laws In Chile

On December 17th, 2017, billionaire businessman Sebastian Pinera was elected as President of Chile. Pinera is a member of the National Renewal political party, which is a liberal conservative party. Such a party combines liberal and conservative stances, with the conservative stances largely influencing social and ethical concerns. One such […]