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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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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.

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.

Linked by Mobile Phones, Syrian Refugees Stay Connected

May 26, 2016 | Liam Maloney

A photo installation explores how refugees separated from friends and family manage to remain connected.

Journalists in Pakistan Unite to Fight Violence Against Media

March 24, 2016 | Owais Aslam Ali

In a country where violence against media is common, an initiative is creating a united front—and a sense that an attack on one media outlet is an attack on them all.

Filmmakers in Syria Humanize a Conflict Overwhelmed by Media Images

March 16, 2016 | Ali Atassi

To counterbalance endless images of violence and rubble, a group in Syria is training filmmakers to excavate personal stories from the conflict.

Afghan Photo Exhibit Seeks to Redefine Peace

December 22, 2015 | Wahida Paikan

Over a hundred photos taken by Afghan photographers convey the message that ending war in the country cannot come at any price.

An Arts Endeavor in Tunisia Brings Together Government and Civil Society

November 4, 2015 | Rana Yazaji

Art has proved to be an effective platform to promote freedom of expression and innovation among long-stifled Tunisians.

Rethinking the Debate Around Censorship in Pakistan

July 22, 2015 | Samina Naz

In a country where freedom of expression is sometimes criticized as a “Western construct,” one coalition is fighting to loosen Pakistan’s strict censorship laws.

Amid Occupation, Life Goes On for Palestinians

April 17, 2015 | Will Doig

Photographer Tanya Habjouqa’s pictures of Palestinian life reveal a world that’s far more diverse than the news would have you believe.

Can Investigative Journalism Flourish in the Arab World?

March 24, 2015 | Rana Sabbagh

Secretive governments and social norms that discourage debate have held back quality journalism in many Arab countries. A new initiative aims to change that.

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