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 […]
Newsmuseum has created a teaching and learning site which has archived front pages of newspaper coverage of events, plus lesson plans and links to historical resources on early 20th-century American race riots.
Map of Media Freedom in Europe Index on Censorship and Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso are joining forces to map the state of media freedom in Europe. This is being built using ushahidi system which allows users to submit reports of censorship abuse and reporting restrictions. Click on the map to view examples of recent reports […]
Forward to Freedom: The History of the Anti-Apartheid Movement in Britain 1959-1994. This great new website funded by the Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund provides free access to a wealth of resources. These include: a history of the campaign and boycotts, oral history accounts from activists and original documents. […]
UNRWA Audiovisual Archive for Palestine Refugees http://archive.unrwa.org/about-archive/ United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)’s new photo and film archive offers free access to hundreds of iconic images of refugees from 1948 onwards taken by UNRWA staff. A wide range of topics are covered including Middle-East conflict and refugee camps. The archive can be searched or […]
Peoples Assembly against Austerity launch new website Includes materials from unions, socialists and campaign groups against welfare cuts. A good place for finding out about national and local campaigns. View online videos and download campaign materials.
International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations released a report: Take back the streets about the repression of street protests worldwide. Countries covered include: U.S., U.K., Canada, Israel, Egypt, Argentina, South Africa, Kenya, and Hungary. The 35 page section on UK includes coverage of anti-terrorism measures and street protest.
Eurobarometer survey – e communications households What do households in EU nations think of their broadband speed, quality of service and tariffs for internet use. Latest public opinion poll from Eurobarometer. The role of social media in the Arab uprising The latest issue of free online journals Westminster papers in communication and culture Vol 9 […]
Twitter transparency report Latest update on official requests for information and take down from governments to Twitter. For monitoring of internet by governments try the Herdict site from Berkman Institute. It has crowd sourced, examples of blockages and possible censorship. For a different kind of tweet, Radio 4 tweet of the day – listen to […]
Guardian Witness https://witness.guardian.co.uk/ A new site for citizens to share news photos and views. There will be an assignments section where editors will issue call outs for copy on specific topics. See the contributions on Margaret thatcher’s funeral. They include some protest shots. CNN has a similar citizen service which has been running for several years. […]