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Cyber violence and hate speech online against women - EU Law and Publications

Cyber violence and hate speech online against women - EU Law and Publications | Media reports this week | Scoop.it
This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the FEMM Committee, looks into the phenomenon of cyber violence and hate speech online against women in the European Union. After reviewing existing definitions of the different forms of cyber violence, the study assesses the root causes and impact of online violence on women. It continues by analysing and mapping the prevalence, victims and perpetrators. The document ends with an outline of the existing legal framework and recommendations for action within the EU remit.
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 Computational Courtship: Understanding the Evolution of Online Dating through Large-scale Data Analysis- Oxford Internet staff study

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The Publisher’s Patron: How Google’s News Initiative Is Re-Defining Journalism European Journalism Observatory.

The Publisher’s Patron: How Google’s News Initiative Is Re-Defining Journalism European Journalism Observatory. | Media reports this week | Scoop.it
Google’s News Initiative is a major force in the world of journalism. But where does Google’s money go? And what is the Internet giant trying to achieve with its sponsorship? Our data analysis sheds light on Google's funding spree and tries to give answers.
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Deepfakes and Synthetic Media: What should we fear? What can we do?

Deepfakes and Synthetic Media: What should we fear? What can we do? | Media reports this week | Scoop.it
This is the first in a series of blogs on a new area of focus at WITNESS around the emerging and potential malicious uses of so-called “deepfakes” and other forms of AI-generated “synthetic media” and how we push back to defend evidence, the truth and freedom of expression. We’ll be sharing expanded elements of the report …
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Internet users’ experience of harm online

Internet users’ experience of harm online | Media reports this week | Scoop.it
This research was commissioned by Ofcom. The Information Commissioner’s Office provided advice on the research design and analysis
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Selfies: A boon or bane?

Selfies: A boon or bane? | Media reports this week | Scoop.it
Selfie deaths have become an emerging problem and we performed this study to assess the epidemiology of selfie-related deaths across the globe.We performed a comprehensive search for keywords such as “selfie deaths; selfie accidents; selfie mortality
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Newly online-only Independent falls behind competitor newspapers with print editions

Newly online-only Independent falls behind competitor newspapers with print editions | Media reports this week | Scoop.it
  *Reposted with permission.* The first UK national newspaper to end its print editions and publish online-only is struggling to retain British readers, and time spent with the brand has tumbled, according to new research in the journal Digital Journalism. …
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– Does excessive social media use actually harm the self-esteem of young people?

– Does excessive social media use actually harm the self-esteem of young people? | Media reports this week | Scoop.it
A Swedish survey has claimed that social media use negatively affects the self esteem of young people. But such studies must take into account the complex intertwining of online and offline worlds,…
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Investigative Journalism in Africa: An Exploratory Study of Non-Profit Investigative Journalism Organisations in Africa | Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Investigative Journalism in Africa: An Exploratory Study of Non-Profit Investigative Journalism Organisations in Africa | Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism | Media reports this week | Scoop.it
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JISC Student digital Experience report 2018

report contains the opinions of 37,000 students on their digital experiences in further and higher education

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The State of Broadband 2018: Broadband Catalyzing Sustainable Development- ITU

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The Digital Commonwealth: From private enclosure to collective benefit | IPPR Commission on Economic Justice

The Digital Commonwealth: From private enclosure to collective benefit | IPPR Commission on Economic Justice | Media reports this week | Scoop.it

At the forefront of the platform economy are Facebook, Alphabet, Amazon and Apple – they have accumulated the most data, developed the most advanced analytical capabilities and gained greatest ownership of the foundational infrastructure, from mapping to cloud computing, that underpins all digital technology. As such, we refer to them as the ‘universal platforms’ and their ambitions are the focus of this report.

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Attacks and Harassment: The Impact on Female Journalists and Their Reporting - IWMF

Attacks and Harassment: The Impact on Female Journalists and Their Reporting
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Girl Effect & Vodafone Foundation- Girls restricted access

Girl Effect & Vodafone Foundation- Girls restricted access | Media reports this week | Scoop.it
Real girls, real lives, connected: A global study from Girl Effect and Vodafone Foundation on girls’ access and usage of mobile, told through 3,000 voices. See more: https://girlsandmobile.org #girlsandmobile
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Tackling misinformation in an open society

Tackling misinformation in an open society | Media reports this week | Scoop.it
Full Fact’s new report on ‘Tackling misinformation in an open society’
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Human wrongs: How state-backed media helped the Kremlin weaponise social conservatism | Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Human wrongs: How state-backed media helped the Kremlin weaponise social conservatism | Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism | Media reports this week | Scoop.it
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Afghan Media Resource Center  Internet Archive

Afghan Media Resource Center  Internet Archive | Media reports this week | Scoop.it

Afghan Media Resource Center (AMRC)/Images of Afghanistan 1987-1994 Collection launched.

During a period of history when the Soviet backed government imposed a news blackout this organization which was founded in Pakistan. It  worked to help local journalists distribute accurate news. The  digital archive website includes 76,000 photographs, 1,175 hours of video material, 356 hours of audio material

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Selfies: A boon or bane?

Selfies: A boon or bane? | Media reports this week | Scoop.it
J Family Med Prim Care. 2018 Jul-Aug; 7(4): 828–831.

Article on selfie deaths worldwide.

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Using Social Media for Long-haul Activism: Lessons from the BBOG Movement in Nigeria

Using Social Media for Long-haul Activism: Lessons from the BBOG Movement in Nigeria | Media reports this week | Scoop.it

The Bring Back our Girls (BBOG) is a women-led, spontaneous movement that erupted in Nigeria
following the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls by Boko Haram terrorists in 2014. It soon gained widespread presence on the streets but even more online. The BBOG remains a unique movement - Article on Africa Portal.

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Use of internet, social media, digital devices plateaus in US- Pew reports

Use of internet, social media, digital devices plateaus in US- Pew reports | Media reports this week | Scoop.it
The shares of U.S. adults who say they use the internet, use social media, own a smartphone or own a tablet computer are all nearly identical to the shares who said so in 2016.
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Foundation support for international news: Mapping the landscape –University of East Anglia

Foundation support for international news: Mapping the landscape –University of East Anglia | Media reports this week | Scoop.it

By Martin Scott, Kate Wright and Mel Bunce. In this short report, we describe the key features of the landscape of private foundation support for international non-profit journalism

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News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2018 | Pew Research Center

News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2018 | Pew Research Center | Media reports this week | Scoop.it
Most Americans continue to get news on social media, even though many have concerns about its accuracy.
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Expanding Fact-Checking to Photos and Videos | Facebook Newsroom

Expanding Fact-Checking to Photos and Videos | Facebook Newsroom | Media reports this week | Scoop.it
Leveraging new technology and partnerships to tackle more types of misinformation, faster
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