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Journalists are adapting to being targets: here’s how

For journalists, investigative skills are essential. But those in conflict zones may also want first aid, countersurveillance and other survival skills.

LGBT rights worldwide gain new advocate

More than 75 countries still criminalize consensual same-sex activity. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in many places are threatened, jailed and prosecuted...

“Press freedom … is in retreat on all five continents.”

Press freedom suffered a "drastic decline" between October 2013 and October 2014, according to Reporters Without Borders. Wars, extremist and nonstate groups, censorship and...

Addressing a painful past: Blacks and whites confront family legacies of...

In Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech, he predicted that “the sons of former slaves and the sons of...

Obama: I’m determined to shut down Guantánamo

In his 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama repeated his resolve to shut down the Guantánamo Bay detention facility in Cuba, saying the...

How to reward an honest official

Gyan Mani Nepal isn’t your normal reality TV star. He doesn’t sing like American Idol winner Caleb Johnson or dance like Ricky Ubeda, a winner...

What are President Obama’s foreign policy goals for 2015?

In his penultimate State of the Union address, President Obama told the 114th Congress, the Supreme Court, diplomatic guests and others assembled at the U.S....

When free speech was attacked, it only inspired more free speech

Cartoonists around the world reacted to the January 7 terror attack at the office of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris by publishing their...

When journalists are targeted, so is your right to know

Even before journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff were killed in 2014 by Da’esh, also known as ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq and...