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The latest report from the Child Poverty |Action group gives the figures for raising a child to age 18, based on what the public thinks is a minimum standard of living. The overall cost (including rent and childcare) is £150,753 for a couple and £183,335 for a lone parent. Many parents are seen to struggle […]
Associated Press investigative report with worrying findings released this week.
2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Prague Spring, a period of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia during the era of its domination by the Soviet Union. In August 1968 tanks were sent in to crush it. Here are some resources to find out more: Newspaper coverage •New York Times •Guardian •Atlantic -photo essay •Radio Free Europe […]
A free software, Global Observation Network, for detecting censorship, surveillance and traffic manipulation on the internet. You can look at a map to see measurements of censorship, interference and blocking of social media Its blog has a series of links to recent reports and discussion on use of blocking in specific countries and during individual election […]
The Library of Congress has just released a mass of themed web archive collections. In terms of the USA there are over 5,000 websites covered for state, regional and presidential elections from 2000 onwards. It is possible to browse or search the database. The web archive also has a number of other political themed collections […]
This aims to consider the question – how well do major media companies/news services cover science? The first report in the series is comprised of a content analysis of news reports about 165 scholarly studies in The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post focused on the coverage of […]
Not according to this report from the Intergenerational Foundation Think tank It compared economic wellbeing, relationships, health, personal environment and a sense of belonging from 3 national surveys: 1995 – Participants born 1964-1975 2005 – Participants born 1976-1985 2015 – Participants born 1986-1995 Overall it found that today’s 20-year olds had experienced a 10% decline […]
12th August was designated International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999. To commemorate it here are several resources. End of childhood The Save the Children report, Stolen Childhoods. The report has found that in 2017 1.2 billion childhoods were threatened by conflict, poverty and gender discrimination. Political participation/Engagement UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs […]
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The UK web archive aims to preserve for posterity websites with UK domain addresses. It has a number of special themed collections. The Gender Equality section is subdivided into specialist sub-sections for body, gender identity, pay equality, suffrage, parenting, domestic abuse and equality in the workplace. 290 sites are currently being archived. It is possible […]
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The Women’s Hall at Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives is the first major exhibition about the East London Federation of the Suffragettes (ELFS). The free exhibition and accompanying events run until 20 October 2018.