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Tunisia’s New Right to Information Law Needs People Power to Work

September 27, 2016 | Joel Campagna, Eszter Filippinyi

The country is blazing a trail for transparency in a challenging region. But the law's potential for advancing democracy will depend on citizens' ability to use it.

Torture and False Testimony Leave Mexico on a Journey to Nowhere

September 26, 2016 | Eric Witte

Mexico's official version of the disappearance of 43 students two years ago has been left profoundly tainted by the widespread use of torture.

The Problem with Charlotte’s Police

September 23, 2016 | Thomas Watson

Local police have lagged behind the rest of the state in accountability and transparency—contributing to the unrest following Keith Scott’s death.

Grantee Spotlight

In the EU, One in Five People in Prison Haven’t Yet Been Found Guilty of Any Crime

September 23, 2016 | Alex Mik

Why are courts using pretrial detention as a first resort rather than a last one?

Grantee Spotlight

Breaking Down the Silos between Latin America’s Homicide Reduction Programs

September 22, 2016 | Ignacio Cano

A new initiative aims to map antihomicide efforts across the violence-plagued region.

Grantee Spotlight

In a Postfact World, German Journalists Welcome a Trove of Migration Data

September 22, 2016 | Rana Göroglu

How an organization became a one-stop shop for reporters by furnishing fact-based information on migrants and refugees.

Zambia Is Pioneering a New Approach to Criminal Justice for People with Disabilities

September 21, 2016 | Louise Ehlers

Once in the system, people with psychosocial or intellectual disabilities can remain trapped forever. Now, a coalition of advocates is altering the landscape.

A Photo Contest Captures Life with Ebola in West Africa

September 19, 2016 | Christopher Ifeanyi-Nwanze

Traumatized yet resilient, the region is rebounding after the outbreak that claimed 10,000 lives.

Four Countries That Opened Their Closed Institutions—and Prevented Torture

September 16, 2016 | Ben Buckland, Veronica Filippeschi

A look back at how a simple but revolutionary idea helped prevent torture in some of the world’s darkest places.

Grantee Spotlight

Women Who Survived Ebola Find a Space to Rebuild Their Lives

September 16, 2016 | Fatou Wurie

Two years after the worst health crisis ever to hit West Africa, entrepreneurship, community, and joy are returning to Sierra Leone.

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