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Following on from the Labour party resurgence The London office of the think tank Policy Network has recently launched State of the Left to offer free access to news and reports on centre-left parties and elections worldwide. It has a poll tracker charting progressive politics in nations worldwide and it is possible to sign up […]
The UNESCO Institute of statistics have release more data via their dedicated Institute of Statistics data website. Select education from the themes on the left of the screen. New indicators are linked to the Sustainable Development Goals and include or the first time, the UIS is releasing SDG indicator 4.5.4, which provides a breakdown of […]
Find out which is the world’s most peaceful country using the latest annual index from Visions of Humanity. It also summaries worldwide and regional trends. Topics covered include terrorism, war, violent crime.
The second annual Burson-Marsteller’s Twiplomacy survey examines how the main social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Periscope and Snapchat.are used by world leaders, diplomats and international organisations. It includes country files with lists of key social media actors, and rankings of the most influential world leaders. Entries for organisations have interesting text on the […]
International children’s rights foundation KidsRights and Erasmus University, Rotterdam have recently published the KidsRights Index 2017, a global ranking which charts countries’ performance records concerning children’s rights. Interestingly Portugal tops the ranks with the UK in 156th place! This is because it assesses rights in five demands (including child legislation, health and education) and considers […]
…according to the latest report issued by Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions (Gender-sensitive approach to arbitrary killings) – Advance unedited version. For UK statistics on the extent of domestic violence see this official data on ONS website and the domestic violence abuse statistics. The United Nations website quotes worldwide statistics. […]
BFI Player’s fascinating collection of election films from the early 20th century to the 1970s They range from the funny Clangers voting cartoon from 1974 (ask your candidate in 2017 – are you offering free soup for all!) to a 1912 film of George Lansbury in the ‘suffragette election’ and in Bolton a suffragette addresses […]
Concerns about fake news are increasingly dominating the headlines and studies have shown that students often have difficulty evaluating the truth of resources. Hoaxy from the University of Indiana visualises the spread of fake news stories online. Recently the New York-based institute Data & Society published a report Media Manipulation and Disinformation Online which examines the […]
The Israel State Archives has released a number of key documents on the Six Day War also known as the 1967 Arab–Israeli War, or Third Arab–Israeli War, which was fought between June 5 and 10, 1967 by Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt (known at the time as the United Arab Republic), Jordan, and […]
Free access to this important collection from the University of California Berkeley The Bancroft Library’s Oral History Center. It comprises 23 oral history interviews with key figures organizing the right of same sex couples to marry in the USA. They include focus on changing attitudes, organization of campaigns and the role of LGBT activists in […]