Girls ‘banned from using mobile phones’ in many nations Shocking findings from a global survey released on the International Day of the Girl. The survey by Girl Effect and the Vodafone Foundation surveyed the experiences of more than 3,000 adolescent girls and boys from 25 countries examining access and usage of mobile phones. In some […]
Really great A3 size visual mapping created by the IPU which clearly shows on a worldwide map statistics and ranking on women’s political leadership and parliamentary representation. For up to date data on women in National Parliaments in March 2017 see the main IPU website
Ahead of the inauguration the Internet Archive has launched its own special Trump collection. It currently has over 700 video, news broadcasts, televised debates and interviews online. There is also a fact checked file of statements made in the interviews which has been prepared by FactCheck.org, PolitiFact, and The Washington Post’s Fact Checker Fact Base […]
A first report from OnlineCensorship.org, a project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Visualizing Impact. They asked users (November 2015-March 2016) users to send us reports when they had their content or accounts taken down on six social media platforms: Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Then presented results by geography, platform, content type, […]
Financial tracking service United Nations UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA). maintains a site containing humanitarian contribution data relating to specific crises. It measures aid from from donor governments and recipient agencies as well as information on specific pledges carried in the media, on donor websites, or quoted in pledging conferences. The […]
The New York Times have created a delegate calculator for the battle to be the Republican presidential candidate. The calculator allows you to simulate how the race between Donald Trump and his rivals may unfold.
The working paper site RePEc has just launched its own directory of economists who tweet. This currently lists over 150 who fulfil the criteria of inclusion given on the website. If you have not visited RePEc recently, it now indexes over 2 million economics, finance working papers many leading to abstracts and full text. The site […]
A new resource for those working on print media. The Irish Bibliography of Press History (IBPH) is an open access bibliography for the history of print media in Ireland. It focuses on scholarly, secondary literature. IBPH is produced by the Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland (NPHFI).
Prof. Leandro Prados de la Escosura (Universidad Carlos III, Madrid) has made two new datasets publicly available: HIEL – Historical Index of Economic Liberty HIHD – Historical Index of Human Development Both databases can be freely downloaded, together with discussion papers that outline the main concepts and how the indices were constructed. A detailed list […]
UCL have launched a free online course in the anthropology of social media. It will start on the 29 February and is open to anyone with an “interest in social media and people.” Found out more here.