BU Civic Media Hub & the Omega Research Foundation publish report on the misuse of Tear Gas in Europe

Responding to a request for more data on tear gas misuse in Council of Europe member states, the BU Datalabs team hosted a daylong data hack day to aggregate information and produce a report for the Council of Europe. The report offers a brief summary analysis of Human Rights investigations into the misuse of tear gas Read more about BU Civic Media Hub & the Omega Research Foundation publish report on the misuse of Tear Gas in Europe[…]

What do Wikileaks, MPs’ Expenses Scandals and Drone Strikes in Afghanistan have in common?

Data. Big data, small data, everyday data. New technologies have reshaped what we know and how we find out about world events, conflicts and scandals. The collection, the aggregation, and later the manipulation and visualisation of open and shared datasets are now essential across many fields of research and public communication. Next week at Bournemouth Read more about What do Wikileaks, MPs’ Expenses Scandals and Drone Strikes in Afghanistan have in common?[…]