Mabel Cáceres interviewing man while surrounded by people (International Women's Media Foundation)

Meet journalists who risked their lives reporting

Not everyone gets death threats for doing their jobs. These women do. Learn more about journalists Mabel Cáceres, Janine di Giovanni and Stella Paul.
Cartoon of a donkey and an elephant facing each other holding signs of pointing human fingers (© Kevin Kallaugher)

A cartoonist’s sharp pen makes people laugh … and ponder

Cartoonist Kevin "Kal" Kallaugher has drawn more than 8,000 cartoons over 40 years that range from sketches on climate change to political commentary.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan shaking hands with President-elect Muhammadu Buhari (© AP Images)

After an election, the losing side can play the most important...

In a strong democracy, the party that loses an election accepts its defeat, knowing the electoral system will afford it another chance next time.
President Obama looking into a crowd of young African leaders (© AP Images)

Want to be an important politician? Start now.

In many developing countries, the majority of the population is younger than 25, something young political hopefuls should keep in mind.
Man sitting on edge of table with sign behind him (Dept. of State/D.A. Peterson)

Journalists to politicians: ‘Stick to the facts’ [video]

Journalists hope to make politicians more accountable and create a more transparent government by fact checking the statements politicians make.
Smartphone showing Google search results for state voting information (© AP Images)

Using technology to help U.S. voters get to the ballot box

Voting laws vary by state, so Google is using its technology to make registration easier for people looking to participate in this year's election.
Woman in fancy dress and headscarf (Courtesy of Saba Ahmed)

Muslim Americans becoming more involved in U.S. politics

An effort to encourage more Muslim Americans to participate in the U.S. political process is underway in the United States.
People standing in line and sign saying 'Vote Here' (© AP Images)

Immigrant voters: The key to victory?

To understand voters, politicians use census data. The most recent data found that almost 1 in 10 U.S. voters is an immigrant.
President Obama sitting at table with others (White House)

Obama gives ‘second chance’ to 214 prisoners

President Obama reduced the sentences of 214 federal prisoners. He said the act reflects his belief that “America is a nation of second chances.”