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Juvenile Justice Progress in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled the state’s mandatory lifetime sex offender registration requirement for juveniles to be unconstitutional. Read More
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Assessing a Digital Attack on Syrian CSO

A Syrian citizen media group critical of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was recently targeted in a customized digital attack designed to unmask their location, according to a report from The Citizen Lab. Read More
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Housing Partnership Equity Trust Preserves Multifamily Building in Downtown Chicago

The Housing Partnership Equity Trust (HPET) has purchased Damen Court Apartments in downtown Chicago in collaboration with the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation, and will renovate the property and preserve it as affordable housing. Read More
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Exploring Neighborhood Well-Being Through Data

An interactive map allows users to research and understand geographic patterns of foreclosures, mortgage lending, employment, income, and vacancy across the state. Read More
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Civil Society Organizations Face Onslaught of Cyber Attacks

Civil society organizations working to protect human rights around the world are being bombarded with persistent and disruptive computer espionage attacks, according to a report from The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk ... Read More
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Analyzing Maternal Mortality Across India

A network of civil society organizations in India have released an analysis of 124 maternal deaths from across the country in an effort to elucidate the circumstances under which women die in pregnancy, delivery, and post-partum. Read More
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Update: Fifth Threat Assessment of Nigeria 2015 Election Security

A fifth threat assessment by the CLEEN Foundation in advance of Nigeria’s 2015 general election articulates increasing concerns about high levels of insecurity and violence anticipated during and immediately after the election. Read More
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America’s First Investigative Public Radio Show

The show will feature investigative stories with a focus on informing the public about the actions of governments, businesses, and communities out of public view. Read More
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Ethiopian Government Uses Commercial Spyware to Monitor Journalists, Advocates

A report from The Citizen Lab, a 2014 recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, exposes the Ethiopian government’s use of commercial spyware to hack into the computers of journalists in the ... Read More
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Assessing the Impact of Maternal Deaths in Kenya

A woman dies during pregnancy or childbirth every two hours in Kenya, according to a new report from MacArthur grantees Family Care International and the International Center for Research on Women, and the KEMRI-CDC Research and ... Read More
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Foreign Use of U.S. Internet Servers in Cyber-spying

An Italian computer spyware firm, Hacking Team, whose tools foreign governments allegedly have used to spy on dissidents and journalists, relies heavily on the servers of U.S. Internet companies, according to a new report from ... Read More
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7 Nonprofits Recognized for Exceptional Creativity and Effectiveness, Awarded Up to $1 Million Each

The Award, which recognizes exceptional grantees and helps ensure their long-term sustainability, provides each organization with up to $1 million, depending on the size of its budget. Read More
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Campaign Legal Center

A recipient of the 2014 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, the Campaign Legal Center is using legal expertise to reduce the corrosive influence of money in politics. Read More
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National Housing Trust

Preserving and improving affordable rental housing across America. 2014 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions recipient. Read More
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NatureServe

A recipient of the 2014 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, the NatureServe is providing the science for effective conservation of our environment. Read More