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Melanie Rideout
Leeds, University of
My name is Melanie Rideout, I graduated from Leeds Univeristy last year and currently I am studying my Masters in Sustainable Development.
 
My writing genres are as eclectic as my life interests. From music reviews, to comment pieces and political-breakdown stories.
 
I love travelling, all things to do with nature and the environment, love hiking and climbing but give me some flour, eggs and butter and I'll be baking away. I am constantly learning something new, either a new instrument, language or my most recent endeavour is is sewing and gardening - life is fast paced, and that's how I like it. 
 
I enjoy commenting on the things I see and have a certain malleable way of viewing the world, so my opinion is always open and often changes if I see reason enough for it to be altered. 
 
I am happy, chatty and chilled. I also like to think that I am funny.. so if you laugh at my jokes and we'll be good friends.
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Young professionals and activists address G7 world leaders - and they have a lot to say.

Y7: Youth voices of the G7

Young professionals and activists address G7 world leaders - and they have a lot to say.

Young future leaders will gather in Tokyo to create a strong united voice on global issues. G7 world leaders: listen up

Japan hosts Y7 Summit

Young future leaders will gather in Tokyo to create a strong united voice on global issues. G7 world leaders: listen up

History was made this weekend in Paris with the coming together of 200 countries to pledge alliance to tackle climate change together. The real work will begin after the negotiations; emissions cuts must be much more ambitious if we are to achieve non-catastrophic planetary warming.

COP21: The Final Agreement is promising, but much work is still needed

History was made this weekend in Paris with the coming together of 200 countries to pledge alliance to tackle climate change together. The real work will begin after the negotiations; emissions cuts must be much more ambitious if we are to achieve non-catastrophic planetary warming.

The French state of emergency has meant it is extremely difficult for protests to go ahead during the COP21 Climate negotiations - so activists are ramping up their creativity and becoming more resilient toward the prejudice and aggressiveness of state police.

France's state of emergency is being used to quell peaceful climate change protest in Paris

The French state of emergency has meant it is extremely difficult for protests to go ahead during the COP21 Climate negotiations - so activists are ramping up their creativity and becoming more resilient toward the prejudice and aggressiveness of state police.

Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, and Shock Doctrine author, Naomi Klein, speak in Paris on trade unions and achieving climate justice. Whilst world leaders and representations convene in le Bourget to decide on a climate GHG limiting deal.

Now is not the time for small steps: Why the COP21 Climate Talks in Paris are so vital

Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, and Shock Doctrine author, Naomi Klein, speak in Paris on trade unions and achieving climate justice. Whilst world leaders and representations convene in le Bourget to decide on a climate GHG limiting deal.

With growing sentiment around Europe for right wing politics, and what can, quite frankly, be described as fascist tendencies, the words and action of one man I met on the train rekindled my faith in humanity.

George's Dad: Are we becoming a fascist society?

With growing sentiment around Europe for right wing politics, and what can, quite frankly, be described as fascist tendencies, the words and action of one man I met on the train rekindled my faith in humanity.

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The EU's new Free Trade deal - a full frontal attack on democracy?

The "Transatlantic Free-Trade Agreement", or "Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership", (TAFTA/TTIP) has recently concluded its second round of week-long negotiations, resulting in significant progress towards finalising the terms of the agreement.

Orphanage tourism has taken off, and Melanie Rideout is sad to say that she isn't surprised.

The Problem with Orphanage Tourism

Orphanage tourism has taken off, and Melanie Rideout is sad to say that she isn't surprised.

Police journalism is a big business in Brazil. It's fast paced, dangerous, often gruesome and sells. Melanie Rideout investigates.

Doing the rounds with police journalism in Brazil

Police journalism is a big business in Brazil. It's fast paced, dangerous, often gruesome and sells. Melanie Rideout investigates.

Mohamed Ajmal Kasab, perpetrator of the Mumbai terror attacks, represents the new bloody war of an age old animosity between India and Pakistan.

India and Pakistan: what's going on?

Mohamed Ajmal Kasab, perpetrator of the Mumbai terror attacks, represents the new bloody war of an age old animosity between India and Pakistan.

As increasingly global graduate job market means employers value those with international experience more than ever. As a result, the past few years have seen an increased number of students in the UK going to university abroad.

Brits abroad... getting an education?

As increasingly global graduate job market means employers value those with international experience more than ever. As a result, the past few years have seen an increased number of students in the UK going to university abroad.

With the memory of the Olympics still fresh in our minds, thoughts have turned to the successor nation and 2014 World Cup hosts: Brazil. Mel Rideout takes a closer look at Manaus, capital of the Amazonas.

Manaus: Amazon Capital

With the memory of the Olympics still fresh in our minds, thoughts have turned to the successor nation and 2014 World Cup hosts: Brazil. Mel Rideout takes a closer look at Manaus, capital of the Amazonas.

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