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Time to Close the Circle: Development Needs Justice

September 23, 2014 | by James Goldston

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For Chechen Women, Modesty is the New Normal

September 19, 2014 | by Yukiko Yamagata
Photographer Diana Markosian traveled to Chechnya to explore what it means to come of age as a young woman living under an increasingly repressive regime.
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Growing Pains in California’s Most Neglected Region

September 16, 2014 | by Chuck Leung
Photographer Matt Black documents California’s Central Valley, one of the richest farming regions in the world, but also home to many of the poorest communities in the United States.

Can the Internet Save Itself?

September 10, 2014 | by Laleh Ispahani, Chancellar Williams
The open internet is an essential condition of full and equal participation in the public sphere. This is why digital-rights groups, internet companies, and activists are uniting to protect net neutrality.

What Does Independent Journalism Look Like in the Digital Age?

September 2, 2014 | by Marius Dragomir, Mark Thompson
Journalists and media organizations can find themselves repressed because of inadequate or deliberately repressive policy. Mapping Digital Media examines the situation in 56 countries.

Case Watch: Who Killed Deyda Hydara?

August 13, 2014 | by Rupert Skilbeck
West Africa's regional court has delivered a stinging rebuke against the Gambian National Intelligence Agency for having failed to properly investigate the murder of journalist Deyda Hydara in December 2004.

Making Progress on Freedom of Information in Africa

August 13, 2014 | by Chidi Odinkalu, Maxwell Kadiri
Thirteen African nations now have freedom of information laws on books; the challenge now is implementation.
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Life on the Margins of China’s Economic Boom

August 8, 2014 | by Chuck Leung
Documentary photographer Sim Chi Yin looks at the human faces behind China’s massive and rapid urbanization.
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Taking a Closer Look at Surveillance Culture Through Photography

July 28, 2014 | by Yukiko Yamagata
A new exhibit explores how photography has been used both as an instrument of surveillance and as a tool to document, expose, and challenge the impact of surveillance on basic freedoms.
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A Photographer Goes Behind the “Roma Walls”

July 24, 2014 | by Chuck Leung
Björn Steinz aims to overcome the physical—and psychological—walls erected to exclude the Roma.
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A Photographer’s Journey Through a Changing Hong Kong

July 1, 2014 | by Annick Shen
Photographer Mark Leong, whose work appears as part of the Moving Walls 21 exhibit, aims to capture the various facets of contemporary Hong Kong in his series of lush images.

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