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China’s surveillance state: An open-air prison in Xinjiang

Life for Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang is like living in an open-air prison, with cameras everywhere, police on every corner and no privacy.
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5G tech raises global intellectual property concerns

Stealing ideas hurts workers. As more of the economy becomes connected through 5G, it's vital that we have trusted networks to secure ideas.
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In victory for open government, U.S. updates disclosure law

President Obama has approved updates to the Freedom of Information Act to increase public access to government documents and improve transparency.
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Amid COVID-19, Iranian regime continued flights to China

Flights from China to Iran continued even as coronavirus spread. See how Iran's regime prioritized its partnership with China over its people's safety.
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Obama: Open government ‘is at the heart of successful societies’ [video]

Check out what President Obama told this year's Open Government Partnership summit.
Illustration of hands on computer keyboard with government building on screen (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

E-government is becoming a thing

Technology makes government operations more transparent and delivery of services more efficient and less costly. It’s often called e-government.
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Human rights violations continue in Venezuela [video]

More than 4.6 million Venezuelans have been displaced from their country and forced to seek refuge in neighboring countries.
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Obama tells a roomful of journalists what he really thinks of...

At the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, President Obama's speech drew laughter and some serious notes on the importance of the media.
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What is the Blue Dot Network for infrastructure financing?

When communities and investors see an infrastructure project is part of the Blue Dot Network, they know it meets high standards of quality and transparency.