Liberia after Ebola

A year ago the World Health Organization declared the Ebola epidemic in Liberia over. But though the immediate crisis may have passed, Liberia still faces huge challenges in recovering.   Two...

New management at Politico after growth

As Washington adapts to a Trump administration, one of the Beltway’s most encyclopedic chroniclers is still in the midst of its own shakeup. Politico, the news site founded in 2007 by former Washington...

Politico’s Canellos speaks out on 2016 coverage

At the time it seemed certain to fail. When two Washington Post reporters left the legendary paper to launch a start-up political website and free newspaper with publisher Robert Allbritton in 2007, many in...

The future of indigenous media [video]

Just 12 languages are spoken by two-thirds of the world's seven billion inhabitants. For the globe's 370 million indigenous people, keeping their native languages alive in an increasingly interconnected...

Photo essay: Documenting the death penalty

"If people can see the reality of the death penalty, no one would want it any more." Since the U.S. Supreme Court ended a de facto ban on the death penalty in 1976, the U.S. has executed 1,440 people. But the...

Saudi executions rise despite criticism [program]

Even as the number of executions is set to hit a 25 year-low in the U.S., the use of the death penalty is on the rise globally. One country that is leading the rise is Saudi Arabia, which executed at least 158...

After rape, Irish abortion ban led woman to U.K.

"I could get up to 14 years imprisonment for having an illegal abortion. Whereas the maximum penalty my rapist could get is seven years." When the U.S. Supreme Court overturned many state abortion...

Photo essay: Hidden war in Yemen

While Syria garners international headlines as refugees stream into Europe, Yemen’s plight has gone largely unnoticed. The poorest country in the Middle East, Yemen has been mired in civil war since late...