Scott Mclaughlan

Inter|national Section Writer

Originally hailing from Thurston, the jewel in the crown of Suffolk, Scott writes on postcolonial international relations, the historical development of the far right and marxist theory. With many moves in between, he is now based in north London and is a Phd candidate at Birkbeck, University of London.


(15.11.17) – Ethnic Violence in the Mainstream Media: Some Notes on India and Myanmar.

Content warning: ethnic cleansing, genocide, racial violence. 

Recent mainstream media coverage of the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar has followed an all too familiar pattern of reporting on ethnic violence. The focus is on ethnic “passions” and unique “cultures”. Ethnic violence is framed as a remote and alien force that belongs to a bygone era.