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How Do You Measure Persecution?

July 22, 2015by Sebastian Kraus, Ellen Riotte
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The Key to Puerto Rico’s Transformation

July 20, 2015by Nuria Y. Ortiz Vargas
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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

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.

Can Malaysia’s Leading Independent News Site Survive a Censorship Law?

June 10, 2015 | by Shuwei Fang

Against the odds, the Malaysiakini group has managed to turn a profit while maintaining its independent voice, but a crackdown on press freedoms threatens its success.

In the Run-Up to Elections, Court Declares Burundi’s Press Gag Law Undemocratic

May 28, 2015 | by Peter Noorlander

An oppressive law that ties journalists’ hands has been ruled in violation of democratic principles by the East African Court of Justice.

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Senegalese Rappers Set the News to a Beat, and Viewership Soars

May 22, 2015 | by Amanda Fortier

An online news program that features rappers as anchors has found huge success among youth in West Africa.

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Romeo and Juliet Finds New Life in Serbia and Kosovo

May 19, 2015 | by Beka Vuco

A new production of Romeo and Juliet—performed by actors from Serbia and Kosovo—shows how the arts can foster understanding between cultures.

We Want to Hear What You Think About the European Roma Institute

May 18, 2015 | by Zeljko Jovanovic
The idea of an institute for Roma culture and heritage is more relevant and urgent than ever. Now we want your feedback.
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This Tool Lets You See Exactly Who’s Tracking What You’re Reading Online

May 13, 2015 | by Fieke Jansen

Third-party trackers help online advertisers target consumers, but a closer look at how they work reveals potential for abuse.

Why the Greek Media Is in Free Fall

May 12, 2015 | by Manos Moschopoulos

A new Open Society report details how an array of converging factors are devastating journalism in Greece, and what can be done to save it.

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