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A Brighter Future for Refugee Kids, Through Learning and Laughter

June 20, 2018 Tina Hyder

Syrian refugee children—now living in uncertain conditions in multiple countries—are in dire need of both educational and psychological support. A new and unique partnership is trying to help.

The EU’s New Privacy Rules Are Only a First Step

June 12, 2018 Vera Franz

While the new rules governing how large tech companies use people’s data are a step in the right direction, more must be done in order to rein in the excesses of “surveillance capitalism.”

Q&A: The Upstart Newspaper Exposing Corruption in Afghanistan

March 9, 2018

Seizing the opportunity created by a severe lack of independent news organizations, a group of young people in Kabul are using journalism to hold corrupt government officials accountable for abusing their power.