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The Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) is an independent non-profit think tank based in Berlin. It has just launched the Academic Freedom Index in close cooperation with FAU University Erlangen-Nuremberg, V‑Dem and the Scholars at Risk Network. Its website has a methodology, case studies and data. There is a full report and a working paper which look […]
Uncensored Library by Reporters without Frontiers A minecraft game created by RSF which is filled with articles and websites which are censored in their countries of origin. It aims to expose the nature of censorship to teenage game players. The site also has a 360 video of the design of the library. Players can get started from […]
Media Cloud is monitoring global media coverage of the pandemic and has some interesting facts and figures on its website. It uses Media Cloud’s National and State & Local collections in the US, Italy, Spain, Germany, the UK and France to look at media coverage and Worldometers data on coronavirus cases from Feb 15 onwards.
LSE Women Peace and Security blog posting Fawcett society and other women’s organisations call to make women visible at this time
25 years since the Beijing conference, aid specifically for women and girls is rising, according to latest data from the OECD It analysed OECD and DAC data invested by bilateral donors through the Creditor reporting system, spotlighting gender equality and women’s empowerment. It found that in 2017-2018 DAC members targeted an average of USD 49.3 billion per […]
Latest annual reviews from the US state department. It is submitted to the Congress by the Department of State pursuant to Sections 116(d) and 502B(b) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961. Apart from individual country reviews of protection which cover laws, and protection against discrimination on grounds gender, age, religion, there are also sections […]
A listing from the Eticas Foundation which is indexing algorithms used by search engines and organisations and classifying them by type location and impact. This includes materials by realm of activity e.g. health or policing or by potential impact such as bias or state surveillance. Each entry has a summary discussion of the creation and impact […]
In the introduction to this independent review of Windrush generation treatment by the UK Home office and other officials the author, Wendy Williams, states: “While I am unable to make a definitive finding of institutional racism within the department, I have serious concerns that these failings demonstrate an institutional ignorance and thoughtlessness towards the issue of race […]
Another resource for those interested in international relations: A list of vetoes and decisions. It has been prepared and maintained by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library. Data from 1946-2004 were taken from the official list of vetoes contained in document A/58/47, Annex III. They link through to United Nations documents such as drafts, meeting records and agenda […]
Update from IFS on the impact of college graduation on earnings in the UK. They make the point that while on average they are better off over a life time they “estimate that one in five students – or about 70,000 every year – would actually have been better off financially had they not gone […]