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A useful tool which provides free data on jobs advertised online via websites and platforms in different countries and different occupations, quickly enabling researchers to track trends. It is produced by Online Labour Index is produced as part of the iLabour project at the Oxford Internet Institute. The methodology used is discussed in full on the website. It […]
First Draft is a new coalition of news organisations, including the Washington Post, which is seeking to raise standards in reporting focussing specifically on the verification of online, citizen-generated journalism by developing a collaborative verification platform, the creation of a voluntary code of practice and a train-the-trainer programme for journalists. Partners include: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, The […]
…according to the latest report from Mckinsey. It estimates that gender inequality has vast economic costs. It quotes the data that gender equality would add 16% to GDP in India and worldwide the figure would be 11%. Get the full data and report from the website. Also this week a paper from the LSE International Inequalities […]
Tackling Violence against Women is a great new website from the LSE centre for Women Peace and Security which aims to offer students and members of the public a solid introduction to the human rights instruments and laws designed to end discrimination and violence against women and girls. It covers both international treaties as well […]
The Electome Project from MIT Media Map is using Twitter data to look at reactions to the 2016 election race. It has articles and Twitter analysis of the first presidential debate. Log in to get a dashboard of results. The Social Media Analytic Command Center at Illinois State University. The most recent analysis is being […]
Free access to the United States Treaty Series, compiled by Charles I. Bevans, via the Law Library of Congress website. It includes all bilateral and multilateral treaties 1776-1949. They also have a great introductory guide on understanding US treaties.
Released in September by the Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries. It reviews the progress made in development for 48 countries. It focuses specifically on the eight priority areas of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA) for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011-2020. It maps the goals, targets and actions […]
Free access to this resource made available by the Internet Archive. It contains an online archive of TV programmes from September 2001 covering a week after the aftermath of events. Programmes have hourly updates and include materials from CNN, Beijing and the BBC as well as other international broadcasters. It also has materials from a […]
The World Wide web Foundation has recently launched its first audit of the difficulties women face at getting online. It used 14 indicators and, focusing on 10 nations, shockingly found women were 50% less likely than men to be online, and 30-50% less likely to use the Internet for economic and political empowerment. The website […]
According to the latest report from Plan UK five indicators were used to rank the 346 local/unitary authorities in England and Wales. They included child poverty, education, life expectancy and teenage pregnancy. The final results revealed Sandwell and Salford to be the worst places. Download the full report to get the results and consult the methodology. […]