The Human Impact

“Widespread misogyny” root of online abuse–victim

September 5, 2013

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – After weeks of online harassment, rape threats and insults, Caroline Criado-Perez struggled to eat, sleep or work, she told a London conference on cyber stalking and harassment this week.

Feminism alive and kicking in Germany as #aufschrei campaign makes waves

January 29, 2013

A boss who offers a female employee to work sitting on his lap because there is no desk available for her;  a guest who tells the waitress he wants to eat “pussy” when she asks him what he’d like to order; a man who wonders why a woman works in computing even though “she is pretty”.

Over to you: experts take water development goals debate to Web

January 21, 2013

An inspired Facebook update or a 140-character tweet could play a key role in shaping global development plans.

Will Twitter put the U.N. out of the disaster business?

March 24, 2012

How is communications technology transforming disaster response?

A business that doesn’t communicate with its customers won’t stay in business very long — it’ll soon lose track of what its clients want, and clients won’t know what products or services are on offer.