September 21, 2005Uzbekistan
On May 13, a protest and prison break in the eastern city of Andijan, Uzbekistan, turned violent as police reportedly opened fire on unarmed civilians, leaving as many as 700 dead. Human Rights Watch…
June 4, 2020Censorship and Freedom of Expression
President Trump wants to scale back a law that protects social media companies such as Twitter from liability for what their users post. Why is it controversial?
April 22, 2020Coronavirus
The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to spark a wave of new laws intended to hold governments and businesses accountable for their public health responses during outbreaks.
February 12, 2020Technology and Innovation
While social media companies have made some efforts to address manipulated media—photos, video, or audio that have been edited, distorted, or misappropriated—more needs to be done. Social media compa…
January 9, 2020Australia
Warming temperatures mean that Australia will likely continue to suffer from massive bushfires. To reduce future damage, the government must act.
December 11, 2019Trade
In the history of the domestic politics of trade, the breakthrough announced this week on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is a genuine milestone. Following intensive negotiations—in…