Following the police shooting of a young man near London three years ago, a documentary film about the tragedy helped one community heal.
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Each year some 15 million people around the world spend time locked up in prison cells and detention centers while they await trial.
Every year, millions find themselves behind bars, awaiting trial on criminal charges—victims of what is perhaps the most overlooked human rights crisis of our time: the overuse of pretrial detention.
There are an estimated 3.3 million people in jails around the world awaiting trial, or the finalization of a trial, at any one time—roughly a third of the world’s prison population. Many don’t need to be there.
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.
In South Africa, 75 percent of the country’s young people are in poorly performing and under-resourced schools, perpetuating a system of social and economic inequality. One grassroots movement is working to change this.
To make a real difference, the leadership of Roma NGOs must be more open, democratic, and accountable to Roma communities.
The large-scale crises we see around the world today began with the kind of arrests, censorship, and everyday repression happening in Russia and the surrounding region.
Recasting the image of Roma and promoting inclusion are goals of a unique scholarship program for Roma medical students. In Romania, a creative campaign led by these scholars took to the streets of Bucharest.
Journalists and media organizations can find themselves repressed because of inadequate or deliberately repressive policy. Mapping Digital Media examines the situation in 56 countries.
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.