Brady Campaign Releases “Real NRA Annual Report”

As the National Rifle Association begins its 2018 convention, a new report from the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence details what the NRA has done in the last year, juxtaposed against shockingly frequent shooting incidents. They claim the report, the NRA’s extremism, knee-jerk opposition to life-saving gun reforms, and newly-revealed Russian connections are costing it clout and credibility after an agonizing year of deadly shooting rampages. In month-by-month detail, the report documents how the NRA reacted to so many high-profile mass shootings, namely by doubling down on…

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Gender pay reporting for PR professionals – new CIPR guidance

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and Women in PR (WIPR) have published new guidance to help public relations professionals calculate and communicate data on gender pay. The CIPR’s State of the Profession research recently exposed an average pay gap of £11,156 in favour of men in public relations. Further calculations – removing factors that influence salaries such as part-time work – revealed the true gender pay gap rose from £5,784 to £6,725 between 2016 and 2017. The new guidance, published today, is designed to equip PR professionals with the knowledge and confidence to lead…

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Half of plant and animal species at risk from climate change in world’s most important natural places

Up to half of plant and animal species in the world’s most naturally rich areas, such as the Amazon and the Galapagos, could face local extinction by the turn of the century due to climate change if carbon emissions continue to rise unchecked. Even if the Paris Climate Agreement 2°C target is met, these places could lose 25 percent of their species according to a landmark new study by the University of East Anglia, the James Cook University, and WWF. “Hotter days, longer periods of drought, and more intense storms…

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‘Toxic’ Twitter is failing women by letting online violence thrive – new research

Twitter is failing to keep women safe from violence and abuse, Amnesty International said on 21 March, as it releases new evidence proving how ‘toxic’ the platform has become for women. In a new report, #ToxicTwitter – the result of interviews with more than 80 women, including politicians, journalists, and regular users across the UK and USA – Amnesty exposes how Twitter is failing to respect women’s rights, and warns the social media company that it must take concrete steps to improve how it identifies, addresses and prevents violence and…

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Trust in charities rose to high of 64% in 2017

Charities rose to the fifth most trusted public institution last year with trust levels peaking at 64% according to the Trust in Charity report for 2017 according to nfpSynergy. Below are a few key findings. To see the report in full, please visit nfpSynergy’s webpage. Trust in charities rose early in 2017 and then plateaued in the 55-60% range. Trust in charities rose to a high of 64% early in 2017, then dipped in the middle of the year to 55% and 57% and rose at year end to 60% By…

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