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.
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 redesigned site now offers 200 years of parliamentary debates from the main UK website. You can quickly search by Members, debates and petitions. If something has disappeared from the main UK parliament website remember they have their own specialist web archive which also includes social media (Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Instagram) curated by Parliamentary archives […]
Associated Press investigative report with worrying findings released this week.
A free software, Global Observation Network, for detecting censorship, surveillance and traffic manipulation on the internet. You can look at a map to see measurements of censorship, interference and blocking of social media Its blog has a series of links to recent reports and discussion on use of blocking in specific countries and during individual election […]
The Library of Congress has just released a mass of themed web archive collections. In terms of the USA there are over 5,000 websites covered for state, regional and presidential elections from 2000 onwards. It is possible to browse or search the database. The web archive also has a number of other political themed collections […]
The UK web archive aims to preserve for posterity websites with UK domain addresses. It has a number of special themed collections. The Gender Equality section is subdivided into specialist sub-sections for body, gender identity, pay equality, suffrage, parenting, domestic abuse and equality in the workplace. 290 sites are currently being archived. It is possible […]
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Social media, smartphone and Internet usage is rising in ‘developing countries’ while developed countries’ usage plateaus according to the latest report from the Pew research group. It records that from 2013-2017 usage and access has been increasing more rapidly in developing nations than elsewhere. However its survey also shows considerable digital divides between areas of […]
Future of Business Survey is a source of information on small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Launched in February 2016, the monthly survey – a partnership between Facebook, OECD, and The World Bank – provides timely information on how firms with a digital presence assess the current state and future outlook of their business, the main challenges they face […]