Monday, 28 November 2016

Fidel Castro - hero or villian ? check out our academic resources.

Fidel Castro hero or villain?

Read these obituaries from world news papers to get started.

USA Today has a discussion of the reaction on social media

14ymedia independent from Cuba has coverage of events.
for a different perspective Granma newspaper supported by the government
official Cuban government website 

 Think tanks analysis
Centre for Research on Cuba  Nottingham
Council on Foreign relations
Cuban research institute university of Florida
Brookings Institute
Cuba Transition project - University of Miami

Historic online resources relating to Castro
Castro historic speech database 1959-1966 
Granma archives Index 1965-1992

Foreign Relations of the United States 1958-60 Cuba- presidential documents.
1961-63 Cuban Missile Crisis
US government documents

National Security Archive George Washington University declassified documents project and analysis on the Bay of Pigs and Cuban Missile Crisis

Cuba online
a full-text, searchable database that contains current economic, demographic, political, historical and business information on Cuba. Cuba On-Line it is maintained by the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies of the University of Miami.
The National Library José Martí  national library in Cuba- has a digital library.these include many post 1959 political posters. 

Cuban Heritage Collection Digital Exhibits (University of Miami Libraries).includes the exhibitions -The “Memory and Record” exhibit presents a timeline of Cuban and exile history featuring selected items from the collection. Other exhibits, such as “The Cuban Rafter Phenomenon: A Unique Sea Exodus” and “In Search of Freedom: Cuban Exiles and the U.S. Cuban Refugee Program,” focus on two specific eras of contemporary Cuban experience.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

COP22 Climate Change meeting Marrakesh- free resources

22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)  is currently meeting 7-18 November 2016 at Marrakesh
Here are some useful resources to get started with research
The official website has press reference documents
as well as news and a section which explains the background and importance of the meeting.
Marrakesh Conference Information hub United Nations Framework Convention on Climate change

IISD SDG knowledge hub has a wealth of information on the environment and sustainable development. It has a section for the conference.
as well as a specialist IISD Marrakesh reporting service
Commentary from the EU on events.
Commentary from Africa Progress Panel
World Resources Institute commentary

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

End Crimes against Journalists.

2nd November is International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

The United Nations has designated 2 November as International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.This event calls on nations to condemn attacks on journalists and to bring the alleged perpetrators to justice. 
On 26th September an important new resolution was passed by the Human Rights committee condemning violence against journalists.
Other resources on this topic include:

  • These organisations have news headlines and reports:

Other campaign and professional groups which regularly comment on this topic include: International Federation of Journalists