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It's high time to end the daily injustices committed against the world's 115 million widows living in poverty.
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Burmese journalists are enjoying their newfound freedoms. But there are still plenty of limits to how far they can go.
An Independence Day oratory on America’s national security paranoia.
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Five rules for NSA leaker Edward Snowden to make sure that life on the run goes as smoothly as possible.
Europe prides itself on its democratic credentials. So why is a tiny band of underdog dissidents having such a hard time fighting the continent’s last dictator?
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The protests across Istanbul aren’t about Islamism, the elite, or even religion writ large -- they're a call for a real liberal democracy.
It's becoming clear that it will take more than one chaotic weekend to derail Prime Minister Erdogan's plans.
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How can the Obama administration credibly promote freedom of speech abroad while restricting it in the United States?
Can Burma build a free media or will the government’s new soft-sell propaganda win out?
Hopes for peaceful change have been replaced by sectarian animosity and unending bloodshed.
Freedom House ranks the world's most repressive media climates.
Buddhist monks have been major instigators of the recent violence against Muslims in Burma.
Venezuela's leaders give new meaning to the phrase “¡Ay, Caramba!”
The Bahraini government needs to stop targeting medical professionals who dare to treat injured protesters.
Pro-democracy activists around the world are discovering that humor is one of the most powerful weapons in the fight against authoritarianism.