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What Does Independent Journalism Look Like in the Digital Age?

September 2, 2014 | by Marius Dragomir, Mark Thompson
A Roma medical student

These Roma Students Make Better Physicians than Musicians

September 2, 2014 | by Sebastian Krueger

Ferguson, Missouri: Not Just an American Tragedy

August 22, 2014 | by Marc Krupanski

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Juvenile Life Without Parole

August 29, 2014 | by Esi Mathis
Some 2,500 minors in the United States were thrown behind bars with no chance of release. A new documentary highlights their plight—and demands that society do better.

The Myth of the Spanish Model of Roma Inclusion

August 27, 2014 | by Ostalinda Maya Ovalle, Anna Mirga
Spain is held up as a model of Roma inclusion in Europe. The real story isn’t so simple.

Ferguson, Missouri: Not Just an American Tragedy

August 22, 2014 | by Marc Krupanski
Around the world, young people of color bear the brunt of racial discrimination by police officers. But they can also help us find ways to end it.

Understanding Ferguson

August 19, 2014 | by Allison Brown
Understanding the root causes of crises like the one taking place in Ferguson, Missouri, is the first step toward preventing them.

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.

Japan’s State Secrecy Law Faulted in Human Rights Review

August 13, 2014 | by Sandra Coliver
The United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva has said Tokyo’s restrictive new secrecy legislation falls short on global standards.

In Georgia, a Brave Step Toward LGBT Rights

August 11, 2014 | by Katya Kumkova
After its parliament passed a law that includes protections for gender identity and sexual orientation, Georgia has settled into a period of transition that, rights activists hope, will eliminate LGBT discrimination.

Abuse of Kids in Prison: We’ve Been Here Before

August 8, 2014 | by Nell Bernstein
A report on guards beating youths at New York’s Rikers Island jail is just the latest evidence that America desperately needs a new approach to juvenile detention.

Tell the Truth About CIA Torture

August 6, 2014 | by Stephen Rickard
With the likely release of the Senate report on CIA torture this fall, all of us will have the chance to understand what happened and to make sure that it never happens again.

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