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Doreen Bogdan-Martin standing in front of Palais des Nations building (State Dept.)

Working to deliver a truly worldwide web

With decades of experience, Doreen Bogdan-Martin would lead the U.N. International Telecommunication Union with integrity and accountability.
Outline of Ukraine filled in with patterns of cyber connections and colors of the Ukrainian flag (© Shutterstock.com)

Protecting Ukraine’s internet access and critical data

The Russian Federation's unjust war against Ukraine includes cyberattacks. Learn how the U.S. supports Ukraine's cyber defenses.
Young woman sitting on ground using laptop computer (USAID/Gideon Américo Muiambo)

G7 launches plan to boost global infrastructure investment

The Group of Seven democracies have launched a plan to mobilize billions of dollars to build quality infrastructure around the world.
Graphic of Pinocchio-type profile extending nose into Africa, with Russian flag in background (State Dept./M. Gregory. Image: © Lightspring/Shutterstock.com)

How the Kremlin spreads disinformation in Africa

Learn about Russian oligarch Yevgeniy Prigozhin and the organizations he backs that aim to influence African politics in Russia’s favor.
People looking at cellphones (© Franklin Reyes/AP Images)

Transforming digital access in the Western Hemisphere

The Summit of the Americas, hosted by the United States in Los Angeles, will focus on digital improvements to catalyze a healthy economy.
Man standing in rubble by damaged church (© Evgeniy Maloletka/AP Images)

How to tell fact from fiction online — even in wartime

Don't be fooled by rogue sites pretending to be news. Here are some tips for evaluating online information.
Planet earth with graphic lines drawn from pin points around the globe (© Anton Balazh/Shutterstock)

Bringing fast, affordable internet to Africa

U.S. investment is expanding internet access in Africa. Learn about projects that are empowering users and spurring economic growth.
Illustration of people looking at phones while walking past column (State Dept./D. Thompson)

How technology can strengthen democracy

Activists are using technology to promote democracy initiatives. Find out how social justice movements use social media to build support.
People releasing smoke in the colors of the rainbow (© Mikheil Meparishvili/Equality Movement)

9 ways USAID strengthens democracy [photo gallery]

See USAID in action through these award-winning photos of programs in Georgia, Serbia, Ukraine, Jordan, Iraq, Mongolia and Jamaica.