Second defeat for Brexit in the House of Lords this week: Read the transcript in Lords Hansard – part one Read the transcript in Lords Hansard – part two Read the transcript in Lords Hansard – part three Lords divisions (votes) results Other UK parliament papers released this week on the topic are: The Government’s negotiating […]
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 […]
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 […]
See the website of the Womens March on London 2017 which has details on the global movement. There is also a statement about it on the Womens Equality Party website An interesting initiative is We the people which is a crowd-sourced project backed by artist Shepard Fairey. The initiative is seeking to raise funds to […]
On inauguration day The Guardian news is experimenting with a number of live news features. See the first filmed inauguration in 1901 via the Library of Congress website. And the draft of his speech with amendments!
Ahead of the inauguration the Internet Archive has launched its own special Trump collection. It currently has over 700 video, news broadcasts, televised debates and interviews online. There is also a fact checked file of statements made in the interviews which has been prepared by FactCheck.org, PolitiFact, and The Washington Post’s Fact Checker Fact Base […]
With the changeover to a new president the White House has announced its plans for archiving social media and website from the Obama administration. Other citizen initiatives include: ArchiveSocial: Obama Social Media Archive MIT Media Lab’s Electome group explores how the White House, President Obama, and the First Lady have used Twitter to communicate with […]
Now available online via GOV Info the bound volumes from volume 127 (1981) to volume 147 (2001). The Congressional record is the official daily proceeding s of the United States Congress. This time period covers the presidency of Ronald Reagan the fall of the Berlin Wall and relating changes in international relations. See the press release […]
On 7th December UK parliament debated the government’s strategy on Brexit. Read the Hansard entry and consult related documents on the UK parliament website.
A recent report from the Reuters Institute has traced the rise of political fact-checking sites in Europe. It recorded 113 such groups are active today. More than 90% were established since 2010; about 50 launched in the past two years alone. The recent US election campaigns have raised issues of truth in the media. This […]