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Visiting journalists attend Palm Sunday service

Journalists visiting from Pakistan attended Palm Sunday services at the Missouri United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 13. The service prompted a discussion about the differences and similarities between...
Venezuela Protests

Venezuelan government, media reignite animosity

Recent protests have highlighted hostilities between the Venezeulan government and the media covering it. Violent protests in Venezuela against President Nicolás Maduro’s government have left at least 25...
Brazil's Supreme Court Justice Joaquim Barbosa

Politicians behind bars

On August 2, 2005, Brazil’s biggest case of political corruption went before the Brazilian Supreme Court. The incident became known as the Mensalão Scandal (“mensalão" meaning “big monthly”...
A man dressed in a convict costume, holds a handful of paper money during an anti-corruption march in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday Oct. 12, 2011. Demonstrators, many who carry brooms the colors of their nation's flag, are demanding that Brazil's legislators "sweep out" corruption. Photo Credit: AP Photo/Eraldo Peres

A rising giant

I missed the most exciting year Brazil has had since I was born. The nationwide protests against corruption made me feel, more than 6.000 kilometers away from my native country, that Brazilians had finally...
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Reviving Investigative Journalism

Chuck Lewis, founder of The Center for Public Integrity, weighs in on the shortcomings and successes of investigative journalism. Lewis has built his career on watchdog journalism, or as he describes it,...
Panama Nicaragua Canal

The Nicaragua canal dream

Nicaragua is making small steps forward on its plan to construct a major canal that would run through the middle of the country, connecting the Pacific Ocean with the Caribbean Sea. On Dec. 1, the...
Maguindanao Massacre Fourth Year Anniversary

A day to end impunity

The International Day to End Impunity is celebrated every Nov. 23 since 2011 to mark the anniversary of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre in the Philippines. Thirty-two journalists were murdered while covering the...