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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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.
An estimated 250 million children globally lack the skills essential to civic participation. To end this learning crisis, we must ensure that all children have teachers who are trained, motivated, and connected.
Under Mexico’s new information laws, the federal prosecutors are not allowed to keep files on human rights abuses secret.
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.
Each year some 15 million people around the world spend time locked up in prison cells and detention centers while they await trial.
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.
Around the world, young people of color bear the brunt of racial discrimination by police officers. But they can also help us find ways to end it.