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Leveraging New Media to Improve Nigeria’s Future

New media has the potential to drive Nigeria’s political and economic development and build a robust democracy, according to several speakers at a conference on “New Media and Governance: Tools and Trends.” Read More
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PBS Investigation Finds Border Patrol Abuses

Crossing the Line interviews a former Border Patrol agent, who blows the whistle on overcrowding, deprivation of food and water, and physical abuse. Read More
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Understanding Nigerian Views on Crime and Safety

Three-quarters of Nigerians fear becoming the victim of crime, according to a survey by the CLEEN Foundation. Read More
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Grantmaking in Nigeria

The MacArthur Foundation’s grantmaking in Nigeria supports reproductive and sexual health, human rights and the rule of law, and girls’ secondary education. Read More

Mexican Court Loosens Requirements for Proof of Duration of Residency

Mexico’s Federal Court for Fiscal and Administrative Justice validated the proof of duration of residency and the right to qualify for naturalization of a national from Guatemala who has resided in Mexico for 19 years. Read More

Indigenous Leader in Mexico Freed

Tlachinollan, winner of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, helped secure the release of Maximino García Catarino, an indigenous leader unjustly incarcerated for over six weeks in Guerrero state. Read More

Human Rights Watch Wins Peabody Awards

Human Rights Watch, a MacArthur grantee, won two Peabodies for multimedia work on gold mining in Papua New Guinea and Russian civil society. Read More
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International Criminal Court Convicts Congolese Warlord

In its first judgment, the International Criminal Court found Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga guilty of recruiting and employing child soldiers in his militia group. Read More
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In Russia, Online Speech Remains Free from Government Control

A new report examines the Russian blogosphere, Twitter, and other media sources and finds vibrant and diverse discourse on Russian political and social issues. Read More
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Red Nacional de Derechos Humanos (Red TDT), 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Monitoring and documenting human rights abuses in Mexico to raise awareness of human rights violations nationally and internationally. Read More
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Crisis Action, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Crisis Action works behind the scenes with civil society organizations to develop strategies that inform policymakers about how to stop conflict and protect civilians on the ground. Read More
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International Center for Not-For-Profit Law, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

International Center for Not-for-Profit Law monitors and improves the legal environment for civil society worldwide. Read More
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Moscow Helsinki Group, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Moscow Helsinki Group conducts advocacy, compiles reports, and trains activists to improve human rights in Russia. Read More
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UN's Ban Ki-moon Says "Responsibility to Protect" Works

At a MacArthur-supported conference on the doctrine of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced his strong support for R2P. Read More