How do the EU and specific world nations present themselves globally? Try consulting the Elcano Global Presence Index which is a tool for international relations specialists developed by the Fundación Real Instituto Elcano. It uses 3 dimensions: economic (exports and investments) military (troops deployed and the means for it) soft presence (science, technology, migration, tourism, […]
Last month (20th February) was World Day of social Justice. The 2018 theme was workers on the Move. ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization was adopted on 10th June 2008. The official website has related United Nations documents and declarations as well as details of the 2018 events. How many migrant workers are […]
The Portal was launched in December 2017 by IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC), with the support of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). It provides an informative and well-designed visualization of statistical data about global migration trends from 1990 onwards. The website also has a tools section which contains a comprehensive searchable database of […]
EVI-MED – Constructing an evidence base of contemporary Mediterranean migrations EVI-MED is a Middlesex University project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). It is providing evidence on the nature and impact of migration into Europe focusing mainly on Italy and Greece. Its website will hold search and rescue data, insight from interviews […]
The Open University has released a research report on how refugees use smartphones. It was led by Prof. Marie Gillespie and was carried out in partnership with France Medias Monde. It investigates the physical and digital journeys of Syrian and Iraqi refugees documenting the digital media services used for news so the EU can develop […]
Independent digital media journalism site which aims to cover the refugee crisis indepth. Other independent journalism sites on this topic which are worth checking. Migrants Files An award winning data journalism website coordinated by Journalism ++ with input from 15 nations. It aims to offer data driven stories about the migrant crisis in Europe to […]
An award winning data journalism website coordinated by Journalism ++ with input from 15 nations. It aims to offer data-driven stories about the migrant crisis in Europe to separate facts from hysteria. It offers facts on deaths, numbers, costs. Here are some other sites which aim to provide factual information and monitoring of the refugee […]
As the prime minister announces plans to require Muslim women to learn English, this new report from the Runnymede Trust gives the perspectives of BME Ethnic Minority groups on immigration to the UK. This also considers attitudes towards integration. It is based on qualitative interviews with 7 focus groups involving 65 people.
How do the media cover international migration stories? The report, Moving Stories, is published by the Ethical Journalism Network and reviews media coverage of migration in the European Union and in 14 countries across the globe. It finds that in general coverage is poor. It refers to a concentration on sensationalism, a failure to highlight […]
DHL has just released its latest annual Global Interconnectedness Index which measures the extent of globalization in relation to flows of trade, capital and people. Also see: KOF Index of Globalization Ernst and Young Globalization index Economist ICT Globalisation Index OECD Measurements of economic globalisation.