Native American women participated in the Women’s March on Jan. 21, wrapping blue silk scarves around their shoulders. Their attendance was a moment of resiliency, but more than that, it was a show of expertise in the ways of resistance.
On World Press Freedom Day in May 2016, Croatian journalists openly protested against their government’s interference in the news media. Since then, nothing has changed in Croatia. In fact, things could get worse.
The European Union is outspoken in its support for press freedom, but its efforts to instill that value in aspiring and new member states is faltering. This is the first of two articles that examine how the EU deals with the issue of freedom of expression.
By Barbara Borst — Justice in Guatemala faces a new challenge as a dynamic attorney general is told to step down in May. Claudia Paz y Paz sits at the center of […]
By Barbara Borst — Fredy Peccerelli considers himself lucky. His family was able to leave Guatemala during its long internal conflict. He grew up mostly in New York City, planning to become […]
By Barbara Borst — Guatemalans paid a terrible price for decades of conflict: 200,000 people dead or forcibly disappeared, the vast majority of them Maya civilians killed by members and allies of […]
By Barbara Borst — Sudden oil wealth sounds like a winning lottery ticket, but too often, it breeds corruption, economic dislocation and conflict. In Ghana, citizen groups began pushing for accountability soon […]
By Barbara Borst — Money has swaggered through U.S. elections for decades – buying television ads, robo-calls and bumper stickers. But this year, it has been up to new tricks. The 2010 […]
By Barbara Borst — Measuring the exact impact of money on voters has proved hard to do. More often the focus is on how money alters the behavior of politicians or affects […]
By Barbara Borst — Nigeria lies less than 200 miles from Ghana along the western bulge of Africa – close enough to show Ghanaians how dangerous oil wealth can be for a […]