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Report from IFLA’s FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression). This is based on the Lessons from the Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group Satellite Conference which took place on August 16, 2017 in Sratislava, Slovakia. The 5-page summary offers a synopsis of the papers presented. It includes experiences from […]
University of Washington computer scientists have created a tool which analyses film scripts to consider the relative power and agency of characters in films. Their results showed women in more passive roles. See the press release from the University. Read their paper for more about how the connotation frames were created and for detailed analyses […]
A recent Pew report on the American population has also found that the genders and different sectors of the population have different conceptions of what constitutes online harassment.
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/jan/08/carrie-gracie-letter-in-full The BBC’s China editor resigned this week over pay inequality. Her open letter to licence payers can be viewed via The Guardian.
Posted in Finance, Labour Market Studies, Management, Media and Communication, Sociology | Tagged BBC, Feminism, Finance, Gender equality, Gender pay gap, Salaries, United Kingdom, Wages, Women | Leave a response
New independent economic analysis commissioned by the Mayor of London. Looks at the impact on London and the rest of the UK of 5 possible Brexit scenarios.
Half-Time in the Brexit Negotiations: The Voters’ Scorecard” is the result of a public opinion survey in Scotland. What do they think of the stage of negotiations and the future at this point? 2200 people took part in the survey, carried out just after the election in July, and in October when negotiations were underway. […]
The ‘gross benefits are, on average, £87,000 for each EU student and £102,000 for each non-EU student according to the latest research published this week by The Higher Education Policy Institute and Kaplan. Download the full text from the website to find out more. Also published this week by the Higher Education Policy Institute What […]
Posted in Economics, Education, Finance, Labour Market Studies, Management, Media and Communication | Tagged Economics, Education, Higher Education, International Students, United Kingdom | Leave a response
The Public-Private Partnership Monitor was launched at the end of 2017 by the Asian Development Bank. This new publication monitors developments in 9 nations of the ADB: Bangladesh, the People’s Republic of China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. It examines four main areas of interest: Regulatory Framework, Institutional Capacity […]
In just three working days, the UK’s top bosses made more money than the typical UK full-time worker will earn in the entire year. This is according to calculations from independent think tank The High Pay Centre and the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development. The website has a great pay calculator. See […]
The LSE has launched a Truth, Trust and Technology (T3) Commission. This new research group will be investigating issues around truth and trust online this covers the topical issue of fake news as well as journalism standards, online regulation, media literacy. It is led by Professor Charlie Beckett and overseen by a group of Commissioners, […]