Secretive governments and social norms that discourage debate have held back quality journalism in many Arab countries. A new initiative aims to change that.
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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.
Dr. Admir Mašić earned his PhD and became a successful research scientist. But two decades ago he wasn’t even allowed to enroll in school.
These papers propose formulations for indicators that might inform civil society advocacy as well as negotiations aimed at settling post-2015 education targets, while highlighting potential unintended consequences.
This review examines major perspectives on the role of technology in shaping the future of work.
A groundbreaking right-to-information law is already bearing fruit in Pakistan, as citizens and the media use it to shine a light on government corruption and inefficiency.
Philip Howard, professor of technology and international affairs, will present his latest book, Pax Technica: How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up, followed by an open discussion.