Man shouting during a protest (© Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Images)

Russians fight for their digital rights

Learn how Russian citizens are trying to prevent Putin's government from creating an “online Iron Curtain” that would restrict their internet.
Watchtower and security cameras seen through barbed wire on top of wall (© Thomas Peter/Reuters)

Why do Chinese ‘boarding schools’ need barbed wire and cattle prods?

Though the Chinese government calls them schools, budget documents, human rights reports and survivors' accounts tell a more brutal story.
Woman standing behind fence wearing a mask (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

Guaidó leads on Venezuela’s COVID-19 response

While the former Maduro regime lies to Venezuelans about COVID-19, interim President Juan Guaidó and the National Assembly are saving lives.
Voter filling out ballot at end of line of voting booths (© John Minchillo/AP Images)

Trump administration reaffirms election integrity

A new executive order requires mandatory sanctions and other consequences for foreign individuals or governments that attempt to meddle in U.S. elections.
President Obama at microphone (© AP Images)

Obama: Open government ‘is at the heart of successful societies’ [video]

Check out what President Obama told this year's Open Government Partnership summit.

Forget a seat at the table. This reporter wants a seat...

April Ryan's move from the sixth row of the White House briefing room to the third symbolizes specialty media’s importance in the White House press corps.
Nicolás Maduro Guerra and Nicolás Maduro, next to uniformed men (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

U.S. slaps sanctions on Maduro’s son

Nicolás Maduro relied on his son Nicolasito and others to maintain a stranglehold on the economy and suppress the people of Venezuela.
Drawing of cupped hand reaching toward man with head turned away (State Dept./D. Thompson)

U.S. companies find it pays not to pay bribes

The U.S. was the first country to bar its companies from bribing foreign officials. Now dozens of other countries do too, and it actually helps, not hurts, company profits.
Police officer wearing body camera (© AP Images)

In the U.S., cameras mean transparent policing

Cameras are common in American policing. Who gets to see all those hours of footage of police interacting with the public?