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Does Digital Media Mean Better Media?

April 9, 2014 | by Marius Dragomir
From Montenegro to Nicaragua to China to Egypt, has digital media improved access to good-quality journalism?
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Radical Democracy: A Video Challenge for an Open Society

March 25, 2014 | by Peter Matjasic, Leonie van Tongeren
A video competition aims to turn political apathy into an opportunity to rethink democracy in Europe.

For Migrant Workers, a Mobile Phone Can Be a Powerful Ally

February 24, 2014 | by Elizabeth Frantz
What kinds of information do migrant domestic workers most need? And what are the best ways to get it to them?
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Another Side of the Struggle for LGBT Rights in Russia

February 13, 2014 | by Vicki Litvinov
A recent film festival shows that the story about LGBT rights in Russia is neither so bleak nor so simple as the media portrays.

Five Things Italy Needs to Do to Clean Up Its Human Rights Record

February 12, 2014 | by Miriam Anati
In the second half of 2014, Italy will take on the rotating presidency of the European Union. If it wants to step into the role as a credible broker, it has some work to do.

High Tech Tools for the Human Rights Lawyer

February 7, 2014 | by Elizabeth Eagen
Being a human rights lawyer is a tough road. A new research paper explores how technology can help.
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Slavery by Another Name

February 5, 2014 | by Catherine Allan
A digital storytelling project educates teachers and students on forms of slavery that persisted well into the 20th century.

Development’s Missing Ingredient

February 4, 2014 | by George Soros
We need to persuade members of the UN General Assembly that development targets should involve not just access to education, healthcare, clean water, and other vital services, but also access to justice.

A Young Filmmaker Shares His Past to Overcome It

January 27, 2014 | by Lauren Frohne
Richard Memminger was born dependent on crack cocaine; his mother was addicted to drugs. Documentary filmmaking gave him the ability to tell his story—not be defined by it.

Case Watch: Colombia Says No to Blanket Limits on the Right to Information

January 27, 2014 | by Emi MacLean
The governments of Colombia and Peru have both tried to impose blanket bans on public access to information about national security issues; in Colombia, the Supreme Court said no.