Before Tortoise Imy studied History as an undergrad at Exeter before going on to do the Broadcast Journalism MA at City University in London. She’s held various freelance positions for academic journals, local radio stations and production companies. Imy was nominated for the RTS Student Television Awards in 2019 in “Postgraduate News” and by the British Olympic Association to the European round of the IOC Young Reporters Programme.
Tuesday 20 July 2021
10 minute read
Sensemaker: “Get Covid, live longer.”
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Friday 5 March 2021
The Covid Variants
For those keen to dig a little deeper and find out more about Covid-19 mutations, herd immunity and the science behind it all…
Thursday 16 January 2020
Trees: Saviours of the planet
How can I help?
The planet needs more trees, and one of their strengths as a climate change solution is that everyone can plant them, or help others to. Whichever your preference, here’s the Tortoise guide to trees
Monday 26 July 2021
The next Olympics
After Tokyo comes Paris in 2024. If these Olympic games are difficult because of Covid, what legacy will they hand on?
Tuesday 20 July 2021
As Covid infections in the UK multiply, the NHS app is pinging hundreds of thousands of people to tell them to self-isolate. Businesses are wondering how they can cope.
Thursday 15 July 2021
The truth about Sputnik V
Sputnik V is the Russian vaccine against Covid. The world isn’t sure it’s getting the whole truth about it
Tuesday 13 July 2021
A masked U-turn
At first Boris Johnson said that after the great unlocking, masks would no longer be mandatory. Just days later, he changed his mind. Why?
Thursday 1 July 2021
Why Bill Cosby was freed
Comedian Bill Cosby was jailed for sexual assault – one of the highest-profile stars held to account after the #MeToo movement. So why has he just walked free?
Wednesday 30 June 2021
China’s rap patriots
China’s ruling party are about to celebrate their 100-year anniversary. But their new anthem isn’t quite what you’d expect…
Monday 28 June 2021
The paranoid pioneer
John McAfee invented anti-virus software and made millions. Last week he took his own life in a Spanish jail, convinced that politicians and the FBI were out to get him.
Friday 25 June 2021
Britney Spears’s speech to a court about the conservatorship that runs her life has made headlines. But it’s also raised an important question: who gets to decide if you can have a child?
Tuesday 22 June 2021
Blame the burrito
The American track star Shelby Houlihan has lost her place at the Olympics after testing positive for a steroid. She blamed a Mexican takeaway
Thursday 17 June 2021
Murder and corruption
A 34-year-old unsolved murder has led to the Metropolitan Police being labelled ‘institutionally corrupt’.
Tuesday 15 June 2021
Football’s duty of care
After Christian Eriksen collapsed on the football pitch, it was left to the players to decide whether to carry on with the match.
Monday 7 June 2021
Waiting at the bar
British pubs and restaurants have reopened after a long lockdown. But can they find anyone to serve us?
Tuesday 1 June 2021
How one country may have tried to buy their way to win at the Eurovision song contest
Friday 21 May 2021
The forever war: abortion in the USA
Presidents come and go, but the fight over abortion continues regardless in the United States
Tuesday 18 May 2021
The new variant
Has the government made the right call on the ‘Indian’ variant, otherwise known as B1617?
Thursday 13 May 2021
What counts as junk food?
The British government wants to ban junk food adverts. But who decides what’s junk?
Tuesday 11 May 2021
Keir Starmer mis-fires
The Labour leader tried to sack his deputy. It could hardly have gone worse for him.
Thursday 6 May 2021
Why one of Bollywood’s biggest stars, Kangana Ranaut, has been removed from Twitter.
Thursday 29 April 2021
Another vaccine breakthrough?
The man who has dedicated his life’s work to fighting malaria may have finally cracked it.
Thursday 22 April 2021
A president killed in battle
The remarkable story of Chad’s Idriss Déby, and what his death means for the fight against extremism
Thursday 15 April 2021
The lost (again) Leonardo
The Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci is the most expensive painting ever sold at auction: $400m. After it was sold it vanished. But the arguments about it rage on.
Tuesday 6 April 2021
Amazon vs the workers
How one man could change workers’ rights across the United States for good.
Tuesday 30 March 2021
Britney’s sideways step to freedom
Britney Spears is trying to escape from her father’s control – by putting someone else in charge of her life
Friday 26 March 2021
David Cameron’s texts
The story of the former British prime minister, a company called Greensill Capital, and a series of risky texts
Thursday 18 March 2021
The ‘first lady of hell’
Is justice coming for Asma al-Assad, the glamorous face of Syria’s brutal civil war?
Thursday 4 March 2021
The rise and rise of Rishi
How the Chancellor rewrote the rules of political branding – and embraced the power of the hoody, and the meme.