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Ending Mass Incarceration

November 7, 2014 | by Chris Stone
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Documenting the Human Cost of U.S. Immigration Policy

November 18, 2014

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

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

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Bringing the Streets to Politics: Hip-Hop Promotes Openness in Senegal

November 11, 2014

Senegalese youth learn to express and sustain demands for change through a project that emphasizes rap and hip-hop culture.

Can a Think Tank Help Expose a Captured State?

November 5, 2014 | by Andrej Nosko

Twenty years after Central and Eastern Europe began its transitions to democracy, small elites seem to amass more and more wealth and power. What can think tanks do to stop this?

Power for Life Falls by the Power of the People

November 4, 2014

Protests in Burkina Faso raise the question: do term limits help or hinder nascent democracies?

Grantee Spotlight

How Tunisia Can Be an Example of Good Governance to the Region—and Beyond

November 3, 2014

Amira Yahyaoui, a vocal opponent of the ousted Tunisian President Ben Ali and founder of a transparency organization, discusses Tunisia’s way forward.

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.

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