Summary This week’s newsletter includes a petition to patrol the Mediterranean to avoid more migrant tragedies, a quick look at how one entire Spanish town runs policy on Twitter, and a dive into British politics online pre elections (social media is less regulated than traditional media – so more nasty…) Also, in case you missed […]

In the lead up to elections taking place in the UK on Thursday, 7 May, the Institute for Fiscal Studies released a report comparing each parties’ post-election plans. The briefing considered the fiscal plans for the Conservatives, Labour, the Liberal Democrats, and the Scottish National Party (SNP), noting that though each promises to reduce borrowing […]

Summary In the UK, Bloomberg outages caused some snarky social media commentary and a Government postponement. A Spanish politician made a gaffe and apologised via Twitter. France is trying to be cool and social when it comes to communicating social policy. Ugandans are increasingly using social media to achieve real world change. Nigeria is watching […]

On the 18th of April, the Earth Day Network along with Google, the World Bank, several pop stars and private corporate sponsors will host #GlobalCitizenEarthDay, a musical and entertainment event designed to “inspire citizens to take action to protect our planet and its people.” The event will be held throughout Washington D.C. The United Nations […]