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Nov 22 2012

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

  • The Internet Archive has created this very ambitious project to bring together over 371,000 news broadcasts of various origins since 2009. Students of communications, media, and related fields will find much to revel in here. Visitors can search all of the captions from each program on the homepage or look at the Recent Extracted Topics word cloud. Not surprisingly, some of the popular words here include “Technology,” “Energy,” “Defense,” and “Environment.” Visitors can fine-tune their search by looking for certain programs on select networks in order to get a better sense of different programming styles and nuances.

  • This site from Harvard University allows visitors to learn about the lives of women during the Qajar era in Iran from 1796 to 1926 via a “wide array of materials from private family holdings and participating institutions.” The site is most remarkable as it allows visitors to access the materials in both Arabic and English. It offers thousands of personal papers, manuscripts, photographs, publications, everyday objects, works of art and audio materials. Visitors to the site will find several thematic sections here, including clutches of documents from storied families in the region, like those from Nuzhat al-Muluk and Amir Ebrahimi. The Karen collection is particularly notable as it features a large collection of historic marriage contracts, settlements, rental contracts, divorce decrees, and other legal documents.

    [Source: Scout Report, Volume 18, Number 43, October 26, 2012]

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Nov 22 2012

Latest articles published in Foreign Policy

  1. Tell Us the One About the Robots, Mr. President
  2. Running Toward Danger
  3. Who Said It: Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
  4. The All-Powerful President
  5. The March to Mecca
  6. Jerks vs. Waterboarders: The Best Reason to Pick Obama over Romney
  7. Blue Planet
  8. ‘Troubling’ Surveillance Before Benghazi Attack
  9. Was a North Korean General Really Executed by Mortar Fire?

[Source: Foreign Policy, 23rd October - 1st November 2012]

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Nov 22 2012

MPI - Examines Leveraging Migration for Development in Thailand

In Thailand at a Crossroads: Challenges and Opportunities in Leveraging Migration for Development - authors Jerry Huguet, Aphichat Chamratrithirong, and Claudia Natali examine the country’s two basic approaches to regularizing labor migration: Memoranda of Understanding with migrant-sending neighbors and nationality verification as a preliminary step for work permit application by migrants who had entered irregularly.

The authors find that Thailand, given its robust and growing economy, is well positioned to take advantage of the benefits of migration. However, they add, harnessing migration’s full potential would require the introduction of comprehensive, long-term migration policies that address the realities facing migrants living in Thailand, of which more than 1 million remain unregistered. Many migrants in Thailand face obstacles to decent work opportunities, health-care access, and civil rights.

[Source: Migration Policy Institute]

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Nov 22 2012

Latest News from Routledge Social Work

Access Free Content from Journal of Gerontological Social Work until 31 December 2012

Journal of Gerontological Social Work presents information needed to stay abreast of the changing and controversial issues of today’s growing aging population.

[Source: Routledge]

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