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This Reporter Helped Free 1,600 Yemeni Prisoners
Yemen is one of the most dangerous countries on earth for journalists. Yet against all odds, Wael Sharha conducted an investigation into unlawful detainments. The story of how his work resulted in 1,600 inmates being freed.
Strength in Numbers
Q&A: How Collaborative Journalism Defeats Censorship
Responding to increasingly violent attacks on reporters all over the world, the organization Forbidden Stories brings journalists together to amplify the stories that enemies of a free press want to keep hidden.
Q&A: What We Can Learn from Journalists in Latin America
Journalists the world over are under increasing economic and political pressure. Here's what innovators in Latin America are doing to keep working—and to continue holding power accountable.
The Promise and Peril of Internet Governance
The internet was designed to be a kind of free-speech paradise—but the reality has become something much different. How should policymakers, civil society members, business leaders, and concerned citizens respond?
Building a Citizen-Driven Media for the African Continent
Journalists and entrepreneurs are coming up with new ways to inform and connect their fellow citizens. A novel initiative seeks to bring these innovators together for the benefit of all.
Journalism Needs Freelancers, and Freelancers Need Protection
Despite often working out of the spotlight, freelancers play an indispensable role in journalism today. News organizations, and readers, must do more to ensure their safety.
Azerbaijan’s Wrong Turn
Authorities in Baku appear to be newly reinvigorated in their war on Azerbaijani dissidents living in exile. A recent alleged kidnapping and a new report each offer a disturbing reminder of this rising threat to human rights.
Q&A: Journalism and the Crisis in Venezuela
Investigative journalist and Armando.info cofounder Ewald Scharfenberg discusses the importance of holding governments accountable—especially during times of instability.