On 15th March 2017, the Broadband Commission Working Group on the Digital Gender Divide launched its final report Recommendations for action: bridging the gender gap in Internet and broadband access and use. This has some focuses specifically on the Internet as a means to increase women’s empowerment. It also includes a useful bibliography of links […]
The EU has released the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), which gathers together more than 30 indicators ranking European nations according to themes such as Connectivity, Human Capital, Use of Internet, Integration of Digital Technology and Digital Public Services. The website has good data visualizations as well as country reports and information about the […]
Beyond the Great Firewall: How China Became a Global Information Power Read the latest online report from Center for International Media Assistance to find out how. The 44 page book focuses upon three main areas: shaping international news media, guiding the evolution of the global Internet, and influencing global culture through Hollywood. Find data on […]
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.
Released recently the UNESCO Global status report on school violence and bullying. This includes coverage on the nature, extent and actions taken to combat all types of bullying in schools worldwide. It includes coverage of cyberbullying, and the gender dimension of bullying.
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 […]
Hoaxy is a joint project of the Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI) and the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research it aims to provide visualisations of fake online fake news stories with visualizations of how they spread. For instance search the site for Trump to view a range of stories including Trump meets […]
This major report published by the International Telecommunications Union captures the level of ICT developments in 175 economies worldwide and compares progress since the year 2014. It includes ICT Development Index (IDI). The IDI is a standard tool that governments, operators, development agencies, researchers and others can use to measure the digital divide and compare […]
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 […]