Governance & Accountability

Governance & Accountability

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Documenting the Human Cost of U.S. Immigration Policy

November 18, 2014 by Chuck Leung

Photographer Brandon Thibodeaux discusses his visit to the Texas–Mexico border region to document the growing human cost of U.S. immigration policy.

Lapdogs vs. Watchdogs: State Advertising and Media

November 18, 2014 by Mark Thompson, Marius Dragomir

In many countries, governments reward loyal media with millions in advertising revenue and, in doing so, stifle critical information.

Greece’s Investment in Migration Control Yields No Returns

November 12, 2014 by Apostolis Fotiadis

A new report suggests Greece drop punitive migration control measures for less costly, and more effective, methods.

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