• News Johnny Depp talks “Hollywood boycott”
    Following what he calls a “surreal” five years of domestic abuse allegations and a messy split from ex-wife Amber Heard, Johnny Depp has revealed he feels “boycotted” by Hollywood. It follows his new drama Minamata being yet to secure a US release date. Minamata follows the real-life story of the devastating effects of mercury poisoning […]
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  • Editorials Should social media accounts require ID?
    A petition created by Katie Price put forward the idea of requiring verified ID to open a social media account, after her family suffered “the worst kind of abuse towards [her] disabled son” Harvey. Over 600,000 people supported the petition, whose proposal gathered further approval after the abhorrent racial abuse suffered by footballers following the […]
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  • Editorials What is critical race theory?
    Recently, critical race theory has started to crop up in headlines from California to Canberra. Of course, in the last year, race has become a much more prominent topic of conversation in the Western world. So, what is critical race theory – sometimes known as CRT – and why has it been gaining so much […]
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  • Editorials Sarah Everard and the Met Police failure
    When Sarah Everard, a marketing executive living in London, a Durham University graduate; a girlfriend, friend, daughter; a human being, was abducted, raped, and murdered by a complete stranger when she was walking home one evening, the nation was shook. For days, social media was ablaze with rightly furious women posting about what had happened […]
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  • News Children can now report nude photos of themselves online
    If you are under 18 and worried that a nude photograph or video of yourself may end up online, you can report this using a new tool on the Childline website to prevent it from being uploaded. Childline, ran by the NSPCC, provides free help and support to under-18s and has teamed up with the […]
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  • Editorials Epstein and Maxwell: Mysteries still unsolved
    It has now been established that the UK was another hotspot. Another hotspot for Jeffrey Epstein to procure underage girls for sex trafficking. All with the help of on-trial associate Ghislaine Maxwell. A Channel 4 News team has revealed that almost a dozen young women and girls were trafficked and abused over a decade by […]
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  • Editorials Mastering Politics: China’s Uighur genocide
    In the news for the past few months have been stories about an ongoing genocide in the Chinese region of Xinjiang. Most of the population living in the north-western region are Uighur Muslims and they are currently the victims of horrific government-sanctioned abuse. Please note: this article features mentions of rape and torture. Who are […]
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  • News North East domestic abuse reports rise in lockdown
    Domestic abuse reports in the Northumbria Police region have risen by over 1,000 (5%) in lockdown, according to a Freedom of Information request filed to the force by Beep. 33,118 reports of domestic abuse were made during the period of 30th March 2020 to 30th January 2021, compared to 31,524 during the same period in […]
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  • Editorials International Women’s Day 2021
    It’s International Women’s Day and here at Beep, as we do every year, we’re celebrating women around the world, past and present. This year’s theme is ‘Choose to Challenge’, meaning that it’s up to every one of us to call out gender bias and inequality. Wherever we see it – be it in the workplace, […]
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  • News Trump acquitted in impeachment trial
    Former president Donald Trump has been found not guilty of incitement of insurrection by the US Senate tonight as the short but historic impeachment trial comes to a close. Following the Capitol Hill riots earlier this year, Democrats in Congress moved quickly to try and impeach Mr Trump before he left office. Their efforts were […]
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  • News MP to stand down due to abuse
    We often hear about how toxic things have become in politics. Be it Brexit, immigration, the NHS – all of these issues are highly emotive and have, without a doubt, caused tensions to run high with those holding public office. However, MP Heidi Allen has announced she is to stand down due to abuse she […]
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