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Public Broadcasting Services Can Deliver Democratic Values. Few Do.

October 28, 2014 | by Marius Dragomir, Mark Thompson

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Case Watch: Peru's Constitutional Court Hears Challenge to Blanket Military Secrecy

October 30, 2014 | by Emi MacLean

Peru's constitutional court is considering a challenge to an executive decree that declares that “all information or documentation” related to security and national defense “is by its nature secret.”

Messages about Turkmenistan Darken American Congratulations

October 29, 2014 | by Jeff Goldstein

What’s going on inside this Central Asian autocracy raises questions about how American policymakers prioritize human rights in foreign relations.

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Ukrainians to Learn the “Price” of the State

October 28, 2014

A new, interactive project is out to prove that better-educated Ukrainians will elect better government officials, and make leaders more accountable for their conduct.

Tracking American Counterterrorism Money to Dark Places

October 24, 2014 | by Lora Lumpe

A new online tool makes it easier (but no less unsettling) to see where American military aid goes around the world. We should use it to promote informed debate.

Exposing a Disgrace: Uzbek Elite Keep Profiting from Forced Labor

October 24, 2014 | by Jeff Goldstein

Uzbekistan still depends on cotton exports driven by what amounts to slave labor. A new report brings this practice to light.

From a “Situation Room,” Democracy Spreads in West Africa

October 20, 2014

An election-monitoring process that began in a West African hotel has gone online and across oceans, providing lessons for advocates around the world.

Roma in Serbia: Building on Strength

October 17, 2014 | by Zeljko Jovanovic

Roma in Serbia registered thousands of voters in less than a month—leading to more democratic representation for the next several years.

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Lessons from Wales on How to Value Diversity and Inclusion

October 15, 2014 | by Roxanne Nazir

Isaac Blake, director of the Romani Cultural and Arts Company, discusses the biggest challenges that Roma, Gypsy, and Traveller communities face in the United Kingdom.

Ukraine Needs Decentralization, Done Right

October 15, 2014 | by Vladyslav Galushko

Fears that decentralization will serve big business and separatists in the east mean some in Ukraine want to stall the process. This would be wrong.

Looking Past Quarantine to Community Health

October 9, 2014 | by Chris Stone

As the spread of Ebola continues to unfold, new health and economic challenges will emerge. But we can use this experience as an opportunity to develop a responsive health system rooted in communities.

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