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Inclusive Education Reform Presents a Litmus Test for the Czech Republic

November 13, 2017Ostalinda Maya Ovalle, Štěpán Drahokoupil
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Is Judicial Independence Finally Coming to Kyrgyzstan?

November 16, 2017Shamil Ibragimov, Joshua Russell
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After the Storm: Building a Better Houston

November 3, 2017John Henneberger

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How Young Pakistanis Are Sharing Their World on Bolo Jawan

September 28, 2017 | Jonathan Birchall, Areebah Shahid

Weddings, politics, food, sport and more: a new website is giving young Pakistanis the opportunity to write about life from their point of view.

In the Crosshairs, Syria’s Doctors Are Still Saving Lives—and Bearing Witness

April 18, 2017 | Donna McKay

Chemical agents and attacks on hospitals have become horrific weapons of war in the ongoing conflict. But doctors are being trained to document atrocities like these—so that war criminals can one day be held to account.

Palestine’s First “Civil” Media Organization Is a Breakthrough for Independent Journalism

March 6, 2017 | Muamar Orabi

Wattan, a news outlet that is neither privately owned nor government run, is elevating Palestine’s media landscape.

A Flourishing in the Deserts of Afghanistan. But for How Long?

February 21, 2017 | David Mansfield

A photo exhibition looks at the human stories driving a tenuous environmental revolution in Afghanistan.

The Lebanese Nationality Law That Leaves Children Stateless

January 11, 2017 | Christine Chamoun

A generation of children will grow up without a country because Lebanese mothers with foreign-born husbands cannot pass on their nationality to their children.

Q&A: A New Way to Access Higher Education for—and by—Displaced Syrians

January 9, 2017

A new initiative harnesses the knowledge of Syria’s dispersed academic community to help other displaced Syrians continue their higher education.

The Stabilizing Power of School for Children with Disabilities in Pakistan

January 4, 2017 | Faisal Bari

Pakistan’s inclusive education programs are still in the pilot stage, but provincial governments hope to scale them up in the coming years.

As Executions Surge in Pakistan, One Group Works to Protect Death Row’s Most Vulnerable

December 14, 2016 | Samina Naz

Pakistan is putting hundreds to death, including people with mental illnesses. Shifting public opinion could change that.

In Tunisia, 62,000 Voices Call Out for Justice

December 12, 2016 | Salwa El Gantri

After half a century of human rights abuses, Tunisians are finally getting answers.

Keeping the Internet Open for All in Pakistan

November 17, 2016 | Samina Naz

Internet censorship in Pakistan is reaching new heights, threatening freedom of expression and the right to privacy.

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