Intercontinental Cry: ‘Indigenous Navigator’ Offers New Way To Monitor Indigenous Rights Worldwide

Intercontinental Cry: ‘Indigenous Navigator’ Offers New Way To Monitor Indigenous Rights Worldwide. “Monitoring Indigenous Peoples’ rights around the world may have just gotten a bit easier, thanks to a new tool called the Indigenous Navigator. The Navigator is an interactive watchdog that allows users to keep track of the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), outcomes from the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, and key elements of the Sustainable Development Goals — more than one-third of which are related to UNDRIP.”

Phys.org: The ‘splinternet’ may be the future of the web

Phys.org: The ‘splinternet’ may be the future of the web. “Both The Economist and WIRED are worried about the ‘splinternet’. The UK research organisation NESTA thinks it could ‘break up’ the world wide web as we know it. What is this awkwardly named idea? It’s the concept that someone’s experience of the internet in Turkey, for example, is increasingly different from their experience of the internet in Australia.”

Voice of America: Decades Later, Governments Still Wary of Social Media

Voice of America: Decades Later, Governments Still Wary of Social Media. “Social media has become a rallying ground for global citizens at odds with their governments. And while many governments have learned to coexist with this new reality, others still see it as a potential threat.”

Devex: WHO readies to launch online database tracking health worker attacks

Devex: WHO readies to launch online database tracking health worker attacks. “A new, interactive database built by the World Health Organization will soon shine a spotlight on the extent of violence against health care workers and the risks they are facing in some of the world’s toughest places to deliver aid. The online database, set to launch within the next few months, will track possible, probable and confirmed attacks in real-time, which any public user can search and sort by country or type of attack.”

Ubergizmo: Facebook’s Internet Drone Test Flight Completed

Ubergizmo: Facebook’s Internet Drone Test Flight Completed. “Facebook has been working on an ambitious program to bring internet connectivity to the over 4 billion people across the globe who are still without access. The company is going to use drones for this purpose. Aquila, Facebook’s internet drone, has been in testing for quite some time now. The company has now confirmed that its Aquila drone has completed test flights.”

Vox EU: Global earnings inequality: Evidence from a new database

Vox EU: Global earnings inequality: Evidence from a new database. “Recent studies have analysed trends in global income inequality, but for most people in the world, labour earnings represent the vast majority of their income. This column uses a new global database on occupational earnings since 1970 to examine trends in earnings inequality between countries’ high- and low- earners, between countries, and between occupational groups. Global earnings inequality has fallen over the past half-century, and so has inequality within occupations, with main equalisation in the late 1990s and 2000s.”

Mining Review: New Urgewald database reveals world’s biggest coal plant developers

Mining Review: New Urgewald database reveals world’s biggest coal plant developers. “Previous in-depth research completed by Urgewald played a key role in initiating the coal divestment actions of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund and the insurance corporation Allianz. Currently, over 1 600 new coal plants and units are planned or under development in 62 countries. If built they will add over 840 000 MW to the global coal plant fleet.”