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.
A new online exhibit from Europeana. It gives a short history of Pride festivals using items such as photos and badges from Europe’s leading library and museum collections.
A pan-European project, with independent funders such as VoxPop, which aims to engage citizens in online discussions about politics by using an algorithm to match them with someone from a different country with different viewpoints. The aim is to foster broader discussion to encourage reflection.
The European Convention on human rights was signed 67 years ago,. See this happy birthday video and blog on its importance from the Rights Information blog. Read the full text of the Treaty on the Council of Europe website Read the Equality and Human Rights commission explanation. Discussion from the Conversation blog.
The latest edition of this key report from the OECD is now available free to read online subscribers to the OECD library can download the full text. This year there are sections on the extent and nature of female entrepreneurship. This year there are also new sections on the ‘gig economy’. Other useful sources of […]
The Socialist and Communist Pamphlets digital collection New in 2017 from the University of Houston, the collection includes 40 socialist, communist, and anarchist pamphlets from a larger collection of radical political pamphlets held by them. Covers 1872-1920s and includes the Russian revolution. See this great example celebrating the first year of the Russian revolution which has […]
A database from the University of Nottingham which offers insight into the political history of Europe and the government of 48 nations from (1848-2015). It is possible for users to get data on the process of political institutionalisation trends in party systems, types of political system, electoral volatility and the composition of individual governments in […]
The EU has released the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), which gathers together more than 30 indicators ranking European nations according to themes such as Connectivity, Human Capital, Use of Internet, Integration of Digital Technology and Digital Public Services. The website has good data visualizations as well as country reports and information about the […]
A really useful listing from Access to Mideast and Islamic Resources (AMIR) blog which draws together in one place an A-Z listing of links to news resources that can be difficult to trace via other means. It lists over 200 titles arranged by country of origin. Other good sources of historic newspapers it is worth […]
Launched by Nesta to measure how well cities support start-ups and digital entrepreneurs. This year it has expanded and now covers 60 cities. The methodology ranks cities according to a number of factors including access to finance, infrastructure, mentoring and more. Full details on the website. London has the highest rating and the city file […]