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Fighting Denial and Suspicion in France

January 23, 2015 | by Rokhaya Diallo

Why Selma Matters

January 16, 2015 | by Allison Brown

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For the Spanish Media, Death by a Thousand Paper Cuts

January 16, 2015

Hobbled by crushing debt and exploited by politicians, the press in Spain is barely breathing. Can a coalition of civil society groups bring it back to life?

Inside a Paris Newsroom After the Charlie Hebdo Attacks

January 8, 2015 | by Eleanor Kelly

A day after 12 people were killed in a brazen terror attack aimed at a French magazine, one publisher explains why the media in France won’t be silenced.

Why Romanian Journalists Are Opening Bakeries

December 22, 2014 | by Marius Dragomir

Manipulated by politicians and desperate for money, Romania’s press is in crisis. But the country’s newly elected president could rewrite the story.

Court Clears the Way for Greater Press Freedom in Africa

December 11, 2014

In a judgment that could have ramifications throughout the continent, an African international court has ruled that journalists should be protected from imprisonment for criminal defamation.

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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.

Grantee Spotlight

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.

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.”

Grantee Spotlight

The Transformative Power of Photography and Collaboration

October 28, 2014

Recipients of the 2014 Audience Engagement Grants cover a range of places, populations, and ways to merge activism with documentary art.

Public Broadcasting Services Can Deliver Democratic Values. Few Do.

October 28, 2014 | by Marius Dragomir, Mark Thompson

Public broadcasting services can express the ideals of a democracy. But as of now only a few in the world really serve the public.

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