A recent new project supported by Propublica, US media and human rights organisations including University of Miami School of Communication, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley School of Law, Texas State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication. It is building up an accurate, verifiable database of reports of specific hate […]
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Check the 2017 ranking from Reporters without Borders. Since 2002 it has been rating level of freedom available to journalists in over 180 nations worldwide. According to its ranking Norway is the greatest! The report also details worrying trends in censorship over the last year. Methodology and previous reports are free to download from the website.
KvinnSam – National resource library for gender studies – at Gothenburg University Library A great resource on women’s equality which is worth revisiting. A key focus are Nordic nations but there is also substantial coverage of other regions. Originally founded as a private intiative in the 1950s, it became a national Swedish library in 1997. […]
The Legal and General reported that from its findings in 2016 the bank of mum and dad was involved in 25% of all property transactions. 57% of the under 35s received help from friends and family to buy the home they live in. Also this week the International Longevity Centre reported that with current economic […]
The Socialist and Communist Pamphlets digital collection New in 2017 from the University of Houston, the collection includes 40 socialist, communist, and anarchist pamphlets from a larger collection of radical political pamphlets held by them. Covers 1872-1920s and includes the Russian revolution. See this great example celebrating the first year of the Russian revolution which has […]
A potentially life–saving service which aims to provide free access to software and tracking devices for case workers protecting women and children in disaster or conflict zones. It is a great use of ICT in humanitarian aid. Primero is an open source product which enables case management, tracking and family tracing. See the free resources and […]
Data from the office of National Statistics which highlights sexual identity at a local authority level from 2013-2015. It also includes breakdown by age and gender. Details on methodology is provided.
Just launched this major project funded by National Endowment for the Humanities which will provide free access to visualisations on a state level of how Americans voted for their legislators, 1787–1825. Follow the progress on their blog. It will be building on the electoral data already available from the New Nation votes project
With the UK general election coming soon, try the latest annual audit of Democratic engagement from the Hansard Society. The report is based on an annual survey of the public conducted by Ipsos MORI between 2 December 2016 and 15 January 2017 with a representative quota sample of 1,771 adults aged 18+ across Great Britain. […]
Find out by reading the latest OECD PISA reports. This also provides country surveys which consider where teenagers feel happiest. Issues considered include socioeconomic background, bullying, use of ICT, leisure time activities, diet and family and school environment. For information on the UK – the ONS has just released the annual Young Peoples Well-being report […]