Social media is increasingly being used by law enforcement for investigations. Here are five tools recommended as tools for police investigations: aggregating and analyzing posts with Navigator by LifeRaft Social, using Nextdoor as a digital "Neighborhood Watch," using Emotive to monitor sentiment, analyzing threats with Digital Stakeout, and doing location-based monitoring with Geo360.
Transparency International is out with its annual Corruption Perceptions Index, ranking countries by their levels of corruption. The survey finds 68 per cent of countries worldwide have a serious corruption problem, including half of the G20. The most corrupt: Angola and South Sudan. The least: Denmark and Finland.
Source: Transparency International
Human Rights Watch is out with its annual report, documenting violations of human rights in 87 countries. The report is available in 10 languages. Among its themes: how fear drove global developments: fear of refugees, terrorism, social media, and more.
Source: Human Rights Watch
Cait McMahon, managing director of Dart Centre Asia Pacific, has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for her pioneering leadership on behalf of journalists at risk of post-traumatic stress and other psychological injury. Awarded by Australia’s Governor General, the Order of Australia is the preeminent means by which the nation recognizes outstanding service by its citizens. McMahon received the honor for “services to community health, particularly traumatic stress services to journalists.”
Source: Dart Centre
Imprisoned Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova has accepted noted human rights lawyer Amal Clooney as her legal representative. In a statement she praised Clooney's "courage" in the case of a jailed Egyptian journalist in 2014. Clooney, wife of Hollywood star George Clooney, said she would take Khadija's case to the European Court of Human Rights.
Journalism projects on crowdfunding site Kickstarter have grown rapidly, but are successful only 22 percent of the time, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. The amount of money pledged jumped from $49,256 in 2009 to $1,743,668 in the first nine months of 2015, while the number of people contributing rose from 792 in 2009 to 25,651 in 2015.
Source: Pew Research Center