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A website from the BBC Rewind provides free access to BBC archive news programmes reflecting life and events in Northern Ireland from 1952 to December 1979. Most are news clips from BBC Northern Ireland news and current affairs programmes including Ulster Mirror. It includes coverage of the Troubles as well as quirky news stories.
International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW) recently launched a new civil society initiative – the Explosive Weapons Monitor This monthly newsletter for NGOs and researchers aims to publish data on incidents of explosive weapon use, civilian casualties and the impact on access to aid, education and healthcare. Past issues are available via the website enabling historical tracking.
Urban-Nexus Environmental Assessment Tool (U-NEAT+)The United Nations launched a free online tool recently which is to help humanitarian aid workers rapidly identify and mitigate environmental risks when responding to crises. The free, cloud-based Urban-Nexus Environmental Assessment Tool (U-NEAT+) offers an easy way to assess a range of potential environmental threats and sensitivities and suggests how to mitigate them. Risks […]
The Fawcett Society has recently launched a project to review employment and career progression of BAME women in the UK. As an important part of this it has published a literature review which summarises facts and statistics on the current state of affairs. All stages of employment are covered from transitions in to employment, university entry […]
‘100 Voices that made the BBC’ series – ‘Entertaining the Nation’. Historical site from the BBC which is based on oral histories. It is curated by Dr. Jamie Medhurst, Aberystwyth University, with contributions by Dr. Siân Nicholas, Aberystwyth University, Dr. Anthony McNicholas, University of Westminster, and Professor Richard Haynes, University of Stirling, under the […]
More children in the UK are unhappy with their lives according to the latest annual report from the Children’s Society which measures happiness and wellbeing in over 2,000 children aged 10-17. It now has data for the last decade. Topics include family life, appearance, friendships and more. Full methodology is on the website.
The Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre (the Modern Slavery PEC) A consortium of six academic organisations funded by the Art and Humanities Research Council and led by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law. Its website has news and research papers on issues relating to trafficking, the international supply […]
WMO Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes (1970 – 2019) A rich source of data published recently by the World Meteorological Organization which gives overview of impacts from weather, climate and water extremes globally from 1970 to 2019 based on disaster data from the Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT). There […]