Ellie Willis

About Ellie Willis

I am a third year university student currently studying Media Culture and Communication at University and am minoring in Anthropology. I have a keen interest in geopolitical affairs and international communication and hope to support this through these works.

Human Rights: Children Branded as Witches in Nigeria

This week an article published by the BBC explored the rising phenomenon of child Witches in Africa. Specifically, this article looked at the lives of 3 siblings  who were all labelled as witches within their community and are now living in an emergency shelter in the city of Calabar.  The […]

Latest Suicide In Australia’s Offshore Detention Centre Highlights The Failing Government System

The death of 26 year old Iranian refugee, Fariborz Karami on Nauru island this month has become the latest causality within Australia’s offshore detention centres. The Guardian, ABC News and a host of other news outlets this month have published the progressive investigation into the suicide of Iranian asylum seeker […]

Ceasefire Called Between Afghanistan And Taliban Forces, But Will It Last?

The BBC news organization this week successfully documented the extension of the Afghani ceasefire between both the Taliban and government.  This ceasefire was initially established to respect the holiness of the Eid festival and has brought a surprising and optimistic scene to the streets of Afghani communities; with both sides […]

Myanmar Conflict: New Developments Arise Between The Rebels And State Within The Kachin Province Of Northern Myanmar

This week, the BBC news organization published reports regarding new developments of a conflict in Myanmar and specifically, the documented fleeing of 4,000 people from the Kachin region since the beginning of April, as stated by reports published by the UN organization. In accordance to the BBC organization, these refugees […]

Syrian Civil Crisis: 70 Dead In Latest Chemical Weapons Attacks

This week the BBC reported the use of chemical weapons within the Eastern Ghouta region of Syria, which resulted in the deaths of 70 individuals, developing the casualty count of the Syrian civil war. This attack was reported by the White Helmets of the Eastern Ghouta region through the use […]

The American Intervention: America’s Role And Actions Within The Syrian Civil Crisis

The American response to the Syrian civil war has resulted in a long standing direct and indirect military intervention beginning in 2011. This transnational issue has emanated through both the presidencies of Barack Obama and Donald Trump. Recently, American policy towards the conflict has become critical to understand through the […]

The Syrian Civil War: Through The Eyes Of The Al-Assad Regime

In continuation of the previous article investigating the Syrian Civil War, this article will examine the Syrian Civil War through the lens of the Al-Assad regime. Due to the recent developments this week of the Syrian Civil War, specifically through the escalation of the enclave within the East Ghouta region, […]

Fears Rise As Ex-Spy’s Poisoning Links Back To The Kremlin

New tensions rise this week as critical information is bought to light regarding the attempted murder of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal as U.K. evidence points back to activities of the Kremlin. The poisoning, which occurred on Sunday 4th of March in Salisbury city, took […]

How Did The Syrian Civil War Develop Into A Globalized Conflict? 1

Due to this week’s reports of continual conflict within the Syrian region, namely the persistent shelling and airstrikes reported within the Eastern Ghouta region, this article will investigate the origins of the Syrian conflict which now affects millions of both civilian and military inhabitants. These origins are substantiated by the […]

Syrian Ceasefire Called By UN But Will This Be Enough?

Will the Syrian ceasefire called by the UN be enough? The United Nations Security Council has successfully approved a 30-day ceasefire in Syria this week in order to deliver adequately much needed humanitarian and medical aid to the region. This event, covered by the BBC and Guardian news organizations, epitomizes […]