Foreign Affairs Resources
- "Full color physical
and political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the
world. The 'Countries A to Z' section, provides facts, figures and statistical
data on geography, climate, people, religion, language, history, economy &
more..for each individual country. The 'World Maps' section, provides full
color physical and political maps for regions of the world."
Studies - Library of Congress
- Studies of 91 countries
- "Most books in the series deal with a particular foreign country, describing
and analyzing its political, economic, social, and national security systems
and institutions, and examining the interrelationships of those systems and
the ways they are shaped by cultural factors. Each study is written by a multidisciplinary
team of social scientists."
- From The European Commission,
links to Euro related sites in the following categories: European Union institutions,
Member States' authorities, Central Banks, Business and professional organizations,
Public bodies. See also: Euro
homepage for basic information.
- Public Opinion Surveys
and Research Instruments - Eurobarometer Surveys on Opinions and Attitudes
of Europeans - Europinion European Continuous Tracking Survey - Top Decision
Makers Survey - Central and Eastern Eurobarometer - Eurobarometer data Public
Social Science Data Archives.
- Long list of data and
information resources."This page is maintained by Stovin Hayter. It was
created as a reference tool for journalists covering aspects of politics,
business, culture and the Internet in Europe in response to suggestions by
members of the CARR-L mailing list."
- "This site is updated
weekly by the Global Reporting Network, a program of the Center for War, Peace,
and the News Media at New York University's Department of Journalism and Mass
Communication." Areas covered: Balkan Conflicts East Asian Security EU
Integration & Enlargement Middle East NATO Expansion Nuclear Weapons & Proliferation
South Asian Security US Defense Policy
to Information Sources for Australian Journalists
- From the University
of War & Peace Reporting
- The Institute focuses
on the Balkans, the Caucasus and other areas in Eastern Europe and the former
Soviet Union. The central aim is to support media development through practical
assistance and concrete journalistic projects. Contents include: Balkan Crisis
Reports, Yugoslav Media Monitoring, Caucasus Reporting, Hague Tribunal Update,
and Special Reports.
Center for Journalists
- "ICFJ's International
Journalists' Network is your electronic source for the latest on media developments
in Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltics and the Balkans,
the Newly Independent States and Eurasia, and Africa."
- News Releases, Publications
(full text in pdf format) Fund Rates, Data Standards, speeches & transcripts
of press conferences.
codes for Countries (domains)
- Look up the country
of origin for e-mail and Web addresses
- A service provided by
the United Nations -- a "two-step database that allows you to view and
compare the most up-to-date statistical data for the Member States of the
Behaviour in Post-Communist Societies" - Centre for the Study
of Public Policy
- Be patient,
connections to the U.K. can be very slow.
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. "To monitor trends in public
opinion in Central and East European societies the Paul Lazarsfeld Society,
Vienna, created the New Democracies Barometer (NDB) in 1991...The NDB annually
asks comparable questions of nationwide representative samples, and repeats
key questions regularly to see how much or how little behaviour and evaluations
change as people gain more experience of democracy and markets. There is a
common core of questions about: economic behaviour and expectations; political
evaluations; poverty; and such demographic measures as education, age and
World Global Calendar
- Multi-cultural Educational
Resource - International Festivals, Celebrations and Holy days
- International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
- Among the resources here:
Maps, facts and figures, reports, news releases and publications on the countries
(over 50) in which the ICRC is currently active. Issues and topics: Thematic
information covering issues such as antipersonnel mines, blinding weapons,
water and war. International Humanitarian Law: What it is, the texts, their
application and analysis, together with a special section for armed forces.
Access to the IHL database.
Databases for UN Research
- "United Nations
InfoNation: A rich information resource on country-wise statistical data on
all UN related subject fields. Allows user, through a frame-based interface
to select up-to seven of 185 countries and four of 37 variables. Retrieval
for current year only, provides a snapshot view of country information."
Maintained by the United Nations Pakistan - Virtual Library
Pacific Centre for Communication and Information in Development
- (SPCenCIID) of the University
of Papua New Guinea has taken on a pioneering role in development communication
and research in the region. It combines the resources of journalism, library
and information studies. It produces a range of publications and resources.
for Covering South Asia and the South Asian Diasporam - South Asian Journalists
- "Learn to tell
your Hindi from your Hindu and much, much more
The stylebook we've
assembled here is not so much a reference work as it is as a reminder--a reminder
to journalists that covering the disparate South Asian communities challenges
us to take our reporting and editing skills a step further. To transcend the
assumptions, stereotypes and generalizations that normally make our jobs easier;
to ask sharper questions; and to make our reports, written or broadcast, as
specific and accurate as possible." Updated weekly.
Nations Population Information Network (POPIN)
- POPIN is a decentralized
community of population institutions organized into regional and national
networks in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean,
Europe and Northern America.
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February 11, 2003