Media and Communication
Covering the period 1970-1990. This resource from a women’s collective has a wealth of information. Of particular value are the activism newsletters including Toronto publications; Cayenne Rebel Girls’ Rag International Women’s Day Committee (IWDC) Newsletter. The website also has a wealth of pamphlets and books on social issues including day care, education and work. A […]
This is based on 4 principles. R – that the Internet is based on human Rights O – that it is Open A – that it should be Accessible to all, and M – that it is nurtured by multi-stakeholder participation. Read the full text and debate on the website.
Today worldwide 327 million fewer women than men have a smartphone and can access the mobile Internet. This report from the OECD considers what can be done. It focuses upon the themes of upskill and innovate to achieve change. Download the full text from the website.
This week the LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission launched its report. They argued that big tech companies should fund an independent platform agency to police fake news. Find out more by downloading the report and getting the facts on the composition of the commission from the official website.
New database from UNESCO. Shockingly the The Observatory records 1,293 killings since 1993, including more than 80 recorded in 2018. The online database allows journalists, researchers and members of the public to obtain information on killed journalists, with search options based on nationality, country of killing, name and sex.
A place for finding evidence on the economic value of the creative industries led by Nesta with a consortium of UK universities including LSE, Birmingham, Edinburgh and the Work Foundation. It aims to support the UK’s creative industries through the production of independent and authoritative evidence and policy advice. Its first report focuses on the importance of […]
Freedom House has just launched its latest annual report on the state of democracy and freedom on the Internet. It also contains has rankings of nations according to measurements of their openness. Out of 65 countries assessed 25 recorded a loss of some freedom. China was the least free nation.
A new resource which aims to track the spread of junk news on Facebook. It has been devised by the Computational Propaganda group (COMPROP) of the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) at the University of Oxford. The full methodology is displayed on the website. See the latest top 10 junk news stories posted in the last […]
Lots of links on this subject. New York Times collected examples of misinformation over 4,000 were sent from social media. Other sources of fact checking and overviews of political accuracy include: Politfact has been checking claims made about the election by the President and other commentators Washington Post fact-checker Media Matters for America News coverage […]
As a move to greater transparency Facebook has launched this searchable database about political adverts appearing on Facebook and who is funding them. It covers US election spending. There are also statistical snapshots taken every week. Google transparency report also has a political ads section and Twitter has a list of political campaign advertisers.