Editors' Choice 2024

User icon Toby Green
21 February 2024
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Every week, Gary Price and I choose new and noteworthy reports for Policy Matters, a newsletter that goes out to our growing community of registered users. Here are reports we've chosen so far in 2024.


Independent Commission to Investigate the Facts of the Tragedy in Lewiston · 15 March 2024

This is the Initial Interim Report by the Independent Commission to Investigate the Facts of the Tragedy in Lewiston; the mass shootings that occurred in Lewiston, Maine, on October 25, …


ILO: International Labour Organisation · 19 March 2024

This study presents estimates of illegal profits from forced labour at global, regional and sectoral levels. While the core methodology remains the same, some important refinements have been introduced. Illegal …


Ofcom: Office of Communications · 19 April 2024

The Children’s Media Lives project follows, as far as possible. the same group of 21 children aged 8 to 17, conducting filmed interviews each year to learn about their media …


14 March 2024

The observation of individuals attaining remarkable ages, and their concentration into geographic sub-regions or ‘blue zones’, has generated considerable scientific interest. Proposed drivers of remarkable longevity include high vegetable intake, …


CPOST: Chicago Project on Security and Threats · 7 March 2024

This report presents a non-partisan analysis of Antisemitism and Islamophobia among College Students and American Adults based on National Surveys Fielded December 14, 2023 to January 16, 2024. Many urgent …


CATF: Clean Air Task Force · 19 March 2024

A patchwork of entities plan, develop, and oversee the construction of electric transmission infrastructure across the U.S. The lack of centralized data, access restrictions, and the heterogeneity of the data …


The Australia Institute · 20 March 2024

Academic publishing houses are among the most profitable businesses in the world. They charge exorbitant fees for access to research that the public funds. The global momentum toward a free …


BLC: BirdLife Cyprus · 6 March 2024

Covering the autumn 2023 findings of BirdLife Cyprus’ continuing monitoring programme for illegal bird trapping in Cyprus and providing an overview of the latest developments regarding the problem.


DRE: Dam Removal Europe · 15 April 2024

The European dam removal movement achieved another record-breaking year. A remarkable 487 barriers were removed in 15 European countries in 2023 – a 50% increase on last year’s record number. …


CSIS: Center for Strategic and International Studies · 4 June 2024

As China ramps up pressure on Taiwan, one major step it could take is a law enforcement-led quarantine of the island. This report lays out China’s potential motivations for a …