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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A drive for transparency over the selection of the next UN Secretary General reflects similar efforts by civil society in the global human rights system.
In 1998, the world’s leaders hashed out a plan to create “a drug-free world.” In April, they’ll come together again—and search for a smarter way forward.
The Open Society Foundations and others are making a public commitment to work towards an internet that is built, used, and governed in ways that allow everyone to access it and benefit from its potential.
In many countries, governments reward loyal media with millions in advertising revenue and, in doing so, stifle critical information.
Recipients of the 2014 Audience Engagement Grants cover a range of places, populations, and ways to merge activism with documentary art.
Public broadcasting services can express the ideals of a democracy. But as of now only a few in the world really serve the public.
What’s really driving the pharmaceutical giant Gilead to issue a license for generic copies of its superstar drug? Profit.
A new U.S. drug czar should put his office’s weight behind international drug policy reform now. Whether he will is an open question.
Every year, millions find themselves behind bars, awaiting trial on criminal charges—victims of what is perhaps the most overlooked human rights crisis of our time: the overuse of pretrial detention.
Journalists and media organizations can find themselves repressed because of inadequate or deliberately repressive policy. Mapping Digital Media examines the situation in 56 countries.