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Healing the Wounds in Ferguson and Staten Island

December 19, 2014 | by Kenneth H. Zimmerman, Damon Hewitt

Kyrgyzstan’s New Anti-Gay Law Is Even Worse than Russia’s

December 17, 2014 | by Syinat Sultanalieva

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Latin America & the Caribbean

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Case Watch: A Step Forward in Colombia’s Struggle for Truth

December 17, 2014 | by Juliana Vengoechea

An Inter-American Court decision addresses abuses committed by the military in the aftermath of a bloody siege at Colombia’s main court building in 1985.

Mexican Transparency Law: A Chance to Strengthen Accountability

December 15, 2014 | by Emi MacLean

Strengthening public access to information in Mexico should support true democratic oversight of police, investigative, and prosecutorial authorities.

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.

Dominican Republic “Rage Quits” on Human Rights

November 13, 2014 | by Julia Harrington Reddy

After being found in breach of its treaty commitments, the Dominican Republic has decided to walk away from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

Judicial Independence Under Threat in Guatemala

November 11, 2014 | by Emi MacLean

Recent events have shown that Guatemala’s justice system is still subject to powerful political and economic interests.

Case Watch: Top Argentine Court Blazes a Trail on Online Free Expression

October 30, 2014 | by Darian Pavli

In a groundbreaking judgment, the Argentina Supreme Court found that search engines are not liable for unlawful third-party content appearing in search results.

Justice in Guatemala: New Efforts, Continuing Threats

October 30, 2014 | by Emi MacLean

Almost 20 years after the end of Guatemala’s bitter civil war, victims of human rights atrocities are still waiting for offenders to be brought to justice. Their quest is now at a critical crossroads.

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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