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Fighting for justice in authoritarian regimes

As the world marks Social Justice Day on February 20, here's a look at injustices that regimes in China, Iran and Venezuela inflict on their own people.
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Venezuelans rise up for their future [video]

On February 2, Venezuelans took to the streets in support of constitutionally appointed interim President Juan Guaidó.
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So you want to be a TV reporter … [video]

Get tips from award-winning news anchor Richard Lui to see if you have what it takes to be a broadcast journalist.
Illustration of figure burdened with large bag of money next to quote on cost of Chinese loans (State Dept./D. Thompson)

The true costs of Chinese loans

Countries are waking up to the true cost of too-easy credit from China and the consequences of owing more than they can pay.
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Measuring fiscal transparency around the world [infographics]

The U.S. State Department's fiscal transparency report holds foreign governments accountable for receiving U.S. aid. See how they did in the latest report.
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Faces of Kremlin propaganda: Vladimir Solovyov

This installment in a series on major players in Russia's disinformation campaigns looks at Vladimir Solovyov, a Russian broadcaster.
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Protecting the U.S. from risky foreign investment

The U.S. welcomes foreign investment in U.S. companies, but also has safeguards to protect national security. Learn more about those protections.
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Delete corruption from the palm of your hand [video]

Your country may not have the resources to monitor and enforce anti-corruption laws, but thanks to new technologies, you can help expose corruption.
Illustration of pencil erasing image on cellphone of tank with lone man standing in front of it (State Dept./D. Thompson)

What does it mean when your technology comes from China?

The Chinese Communist Party's authoritarian control over China means that using technology developed in the country carries significant risks.