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With recent concerns about Fake news, seventeen local and national newsrooms in France, including AFP, Buzzfeed News, Les Echos, Le Monde, Libération and La Voix Du Nord have joined a collaborative journalism verification project CrossCheck. which has been created by First Draft and Google News Lab. It will be formally launched on February 27th. It […]
Newspapers pay a key role in forming the opinion of the French electorate according to the recent Baromètre des médias, l’intérêt des Français pour l’actualité au plus bas depuis 2002 published last week by the newspaper La Croix and Kantar Public. According to this in terms of the 2017 presidential election 74% felt that the […]
Across OECD nations at current rates of progress according to the latest PWC Women in work report. It estimates that closing the gap could increase total female earnings by US$2 trillion. The report reviews progress made and ranks OECD nations. The UK is currently listed as 13th in 2015. At the top of the ranking are Iceland, […]
20th February was World Social Justice day the 2017 Theme was “Preventing conflict and sustaining peace through decent work A key document is the adoption in 2008 by the ILO of the Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization
A new framework of guidelines as been issued by IFES which will help officials monitor, assess and respond to gender violence during elections. Other useful international organisations examining women and political participations include the IPU they have up to date figures on women’s parliamentary representation worldwide. They also maintain a free bibliographic database where you […]
The UK government has released a list of 350 employers who failed to the minimum wage . The page also has facts on the key industrial sectors concerned. For evidence about low pay in the UK See the Low Pay Commission website which has reports and national minimum wage calculator. The Office for National Statistics has […]
Censorship and Attacks on Artistic Freedom in 2016. The annual report b y Freemuse based on 78 countries recorded 1,028 attacks on artists and violations of their rights in 2016. It includes coverage of music, visual arts and performance. There is data on suppression of LGBT and women’s art. Censorship by state and non state […]
Controversy, The House of Bishops Report: We need each other, has arisen over a recent paper to the synod which was presented as a general paper to the synod GS 2055 – Marriage and Same Sex Relationships after the Shared Conversations: A Report from the House of Bishops [item 14]. However a number of clergy objected to its […]
See the discussion from the Wikipedia reliable sources noticeboard There is also some interesting discussion by the Nieman Lab Also see this recent article on search strategies in Wikipedia from Giovanna Chiara Rodi, Vittorio Loreto and Francesca Tria which was published in PLOS One.
The Legal Tools for Peacemaking Project at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the Mediation Support Unit in the UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA), has created the new database, Language of Peace. It enables researchers to quickly cross-search the provisions words and language used in over 1,000 peace […]