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For 127 years, prison newspapers have struggled to speak truth to the outside world.

Ehab Al Shihabi

The network wants to reshape the market. But first it must reach—and win over—its viewers. 

The Center for American Progress celebrated recently celebrated its tenth annive

Two critical institutions of American liberalism just celebrated birthdays. Here’s wishing them many happy returns.

Studies show that insiders at Google could, if they wanted, covertly alter voter preferences. The very possibility is a threat to democracy.

Some of our favorites from nearly thirty years of his Nation column.

The state still controls the media in post-revolution Egypt, but an independent press is emerging.

Al Jazeera English's Ahmed Shihab-Eldin explains how social media facilitates political movements in the Arab world.

At the 2011 National Conference for Media Reform, Markey energized a crowd with talk of keeping the Internet open, fair and free.

At the 2011 National Conference for Media Reform, Malkia Cyril calls for a social merger, the consolidation of people's voices, to challenge the moneyed interests which currently control Washington and the country's media policy.

In defense of the editor of the Huffington Post. Not that the lady needs one, having been a leader in undermining the right-wing dominance of Internet reporting for over five years.

Blogs

This week: a haunting piece from Aleppo, a debate in the trans community and much more.

December 16, 2012

This week: the escalating crisis in Syria, right-to-work laws in Michigan and much more. 

December 8, 2012

This weel: a profile of civil rights champion Bryan Stevenson, an analysis of the Libor scandal, and much more.

November 30, 2012

This week: a debate on debt forgiveness, Burma's Rohingya crisis, and the War on Drugs' latest victims.

November 16, 2012

This week: A corruption trial in Brazil, problematic prostitution initiatives in California, and more. 

November 9, 2012

This week: a move against unions in Michigan, the displacement of Brazil's indigenous and several underreported perspectives on Hurricane Sandy.

November 1, 2012

This week: LGBT New Yorkers stand against stop-and-frisk, Obama makes his "kill list" permanent, and much more. 

October 26, 2012

This week: Planned Parenthood and poverty, the unnamed favelas of Rio de Janeiro, and much more.

October 19, 2012

This week: Canadian donations to American super PACs, religious minorities in Egypt, and much more. 

October 12, 2012

This week: waste in the Department of Homeland Security, Obama's turn on child soldiers and much more.

October 4, 2012