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Rethinking the Debate Around Censorship in Pakistan

July 22, 2015 by Samina Naz

In a country where freedom of expression is sometimes criticized as a “Western construct,” one coalition is fighting to loosen Pakistan’s strict censorship laws.

True or False? Fact-Checking Journalism Is Booming.

July 22, 2015 by Sameer Padania 2

Around the world, small squadrons of journalists who speed-check facts and figures are changing how media works—and holding public officials to their word.

Venezuela’s “Firefly” Aims to Illuminate News that Others Won’t

June 17, 2015 by Marius Dragomir

A startup website run by a team of disillusioned journalists is providing something rarely found in Venezuela: unbiased news.