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Weekly round-up- free expression in the Arab world, the economic value of trust, telling your data story well & more!

Published Date: 29 October 2018

Each week, the SIX team will be sharing their favourite pieces of reading. The content will be organised thematically, and each piece will tie to work that is currently being undertaken by the organisation. Enjoy!

Press freedom

Duncan Collins-Adams: Jamal Khashoggi: What the Arab world needs most is free expression

Jamal Khashoggi’s final column published by the Washington Post. In it, he accuses Arab governments of “silencing the media” — and the West of complicity. Prescient and poignant. (via The Washington Post, October 2018)

Young people

Marco Shek: Here’s what Singapore’s human capital index in a world of disruption should look like

The World Bank Human Capital Index released this week doesn’t quite gauge how ready our youths are facing a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world, says CEO of consultancy Forest Wolf. (via Channel News Asia, October 2018)

Economy

Jordan Junge: The economic value of trust is staggering

Building on some research that countries with trust (that people will act with rather than against & expect others to do the same) have higher GDPs like Sweden and lower regulation. (via The Financial Times, September 2018)

Cities

Duncan Collins-Adams: This Must be the Place: An interview with Dan Lyttleton

Coming at an interesting time for the city, Dan Lyttleton’s new photo book This Must be the Place prompts discussions of Stoke ‘free from cliches’. CUSP sat down with Dan to talk about his new book, the role of photography, and Stoke. (via CUSP, October 2018)

Data

Julie Munk: Telling your data story well

An important part of telling your organisation’s data story well is picking the right storytelling technique for your audience. (via SSIR, June 2017)

Megumi Koyama: Ethics and data science

As the impact of data science continues to grow on society there is an increased need to discuss how data is appropriately used and how to address misuse. Yet, ethical principles for working with data have been available for decades. The real issue today is how to put those principles into action. (via O’Reilly, July 2018)