The Internet goes on strike
The Sopa blackout protest makes history (Guardian 18.01.2012)
This Wednesday marked the largest online protest in the history of the Internet. Already nicknamed by some ‘Occupy the Internet’, websites from around the world “went dark” in protest against two bills, Pipa and Sopa, directed at stopping piracy of copyrighted material. Internet giants such as Google, Wikipedia, Tublr, Facebook and Twitter have all given their support to the protest to varying degrees.
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On gender equality
The evil of flowers: women’s work and domestic violence in Ethiopia (World Bank Blogs 17.01.2012)
This blog post by the World Bank explores the linkage between women who are employed in Ethiopia’s flower industry, increased rates of household income and the subsequent increase in domestic violence suffered by these women. Women who work in the flower industry are 13% more likely to experience physical abuse and 34% more likely to experience emotional abuse.
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On Rio +20
Scientists scrutinize first draft of Rio+20 agreement (Reuters 16.01.2012)
The draft document released last week in preparation for Rio+20 attempts to form the basis for negotiations between governments; the section on science and technology highlights the role innovation plays in promoting sustainable development and calls for greater international cooperation in investment and development of technologies. See a range of responses from scientists in this article.
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On child well-being
Schools strive for pupils’ happiness (Guardian 16.01.2012)
While governments and international institutions have made significant progress in developing measures of well-being, a little school in Norfolk has also been busy ensuring the happiness of the students is the number one priority and leading a new approach to child well-being and happiness.
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On money and happiness
Does more money make us happier? Of course it does (The Independent 17.01.2012)
We have included several articles in The Week in Review on the importance of measuring subjective well-being and the correlation between money and happiness. Dominic Lawson gives a critical analysis of David Cameron’s happiness agenda and the correlation is between income and happiness.
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In the Spotlight: Hightlights from the World Future Energy Summit
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