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Ending Mass Incarceration

November 7, 2014 | by Chris Stone
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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.

Ending Mass Incarceration

November 7, 2014 | by Chris Stone

Through a grant of $50 million to the ACLU, the Open Society Foundations are making a lasting commitment to criminal justice reform in the United States.

Messages about Turkmenistan Darken American Congratulations

October 29, 2014 | by Jeff Goldstein

What’s going on inside this Central Asian autocracy raises questions about how American policymakers prioritize human rights in foreign relations.

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.

Tracking American Counterterrorism Money to Dark Places

October 24, 2014 | by Lora Lumpe

A new online tool makes it easier (but no less unsettling) to see where American military aid goes around the world. We should use it to promote informed debate.

Inside Ferguson’s October Protests

October 15, 2014 | by Terrance Pitts

An organized protest in Ferguson inspires hope for achieving police accountability across the United States.

License to Deceive? A Big Drug Company’s Smokescreen on Hepatitis C

September 24, 2014 | by Azzi Momenghalibaf

What’s really driving the pharmaceutical giant Gilead to issue a license for generic copies of its superstar drug? Profit.

Why Your Voting Rights Matter More Than Ever

September 23, 2014

Today is National Voter Registration Day. With voting rights under assault, it’s more important than ever to put democracy into action.

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