Risks, rights and reputations: challenging a risk averse culture (Nov 14, 2018 16:01)
This vital half-day training for CEOs and chairs of trustees supports arts and cultural...

Turkey: Whitewashing the police, one sentence at a time (Nov 14, 2018 11:56)
Reporter Seda Taşkın, who works for the pro-Kurdish Mezopotamya News Agency, was senten...

22 November: UK Internet Governance Forum 2018 (Nov 13, 2018 16:24)
This year’s UK-Internet Governance Forum meeting is being held at the Cavendish Confere...

An open letter to Mark Zuckerberg (Nov 13, 2018 14:00)
Dear Mark Zuckerberg: What do the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a Danish member of parlia...

Viktoria Marinova murder: are journalists in Europe still safe? (The Week, 9 October 2018) (Nov 13, 2018 12:08)
Type the word “terror” into the search box of Mapping Media Freedom, Index on Censorshi...

Von Beleidigung bis Mord (Die Welt, 13 November 2018) (Nov 13, 2018 11:23)
Politische Parteien fühlen sich ungern von den Medien an die Wand gedrängt, die italien...

Labour and SNP named in report on threats to journalists for “political interference” with media (Press Gazette, 13 November 2018) (Nov 13, 2018 11:01)
A report on threats facing members of the press in Europe has criticised UK politicians...

Mapping Media Freedom: “Journalism has become one of the most dangerous professions in the world” (Nov 12, 2018 15:46)
The post Mapping Media Freedom: “Journalism has become one of the most dangerous ...

The Rainbow Connection (Nov 12, 2018 14:00)
Political drama over the past few years has driven us to take a new look at bridging so...

Our leaders must stop killers of journalists acting with impunity (The Guardian, 4 November 2018) (Nov 12, 2018 10:48)
Toto Mangudadatu hoped that inviting more than 30 journalists to watch him file his can...

In a World of Their Own (Nov 11, 2018 07:53)
By downplaying and misrepresenting our environmental crisis, David Attenborough and the...

New report details state of media freedom in EU (Nov 9, 2018 11:55)
Index on Censorship has released a new report detailing the state of media freedom in 3...

An Electrifying Idea (Nov 6, 2018 14:16)
What if we abandoned photosynthesis as the means of producing food, and released most o...

Midterm Voting: A Research Roundup (Nov 5, 2018 16:22)
Read more at There’s Research on That (here and here) The U.S. midterm elections ...

What is Medical Marijuana & CBD Actually Effective For? (Oct 31, 2018 22:57)
The latest science and research visualized. Only human trials. No animal or cell studie...

When Science Gets Scary (Oct 31, 2018 14:14)
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein. Written by a ...

Collective Nightmares Movie Analysis (Oct 30, 2018 21:52)
In our last post we discussed using horror films in our classes to teach both sociologi...

Rebelling Against Extinction (Oct 19, 2018 10:35)
When governments abandon us, we must step up By George Monbiot, published in the Guardi...

Horror Films Are Our Collective Nightmares (Oct 18, 2018 16:25)
Sociology reveals the invisible in our world. Sociologists explore the parts of our soc...

Social Psych-ics (Oct 16, 2018 14:00)
One of the most important ideas in social psychology is that there are different ways t...

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