A U.S. federal court has struck down a state congressional map for being too partisan. A cutting-edge method for measuring gerrymandering’s effects helps explain why.
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Thirteen African nations now have freedom of information laws on books; the challenge now is implementation.
Documentary photographer Sim Chi Yin looks at the human faces behind China’s massive and rapid urbanization.
A new exhibit explores how photography has been used both as an instrument of surveillance and as a tool to document, expose, and challenge the impact of surveillance on basic freedoms.
Björn Steinz aims to overcome the physical—and psychological—walls erected to exclude the Roma.
Photographer Mark Leong, whose work appears as part of the Moving Walls 21 exhibit, aims to capture the various facets of contemporary Hong Kong in his series of lush images.
In a country where institutions of accountability are grossly incapacitated, one radio program is proving an effective means of justice for ordinary Nigerians.
Why rely solely on official observers to monitor thousands of polling stations when you can empower the entire citizenry to do so?
The recent European court decision requiring Google to delete certain information from the web could have serious consequences for freedom of information.
A first-ever law in Brazil is designed to protect internet privacy, free expression, and net neutrality. We spoke with digital rights expert Ronaldo Lemos, who helped draft the legislation.
Photojournalist Ed Kashi documents a deadly epidemic of kidney disease affecting sugarcane workers in Central America.