Think tanks with nonprofit status aren't required to say much of anything when it comes to the source of their funding — whether it be billionaires or foreign governments. That can become a problem when such organizations significantly influence foreign policy — such as the Iran nuclear deal — without disclosing to whom they are financially beholden.
In a rare U-turn, anti-corruption journalist Ivan Golunov was released from house arrest Tuesday. Many say his detention under charges of alleged drug peddling was retaliation for his investigative anti-corruption reporting.
Anti-corruption journalist Ivan Golunov was arrested on what many are saying is trumped up charges in retaliation for his investigative work. It has sparked an outpouring of support within Russia and internationally.
In response to the arrest of journalist Ivan Golunov, investigative news outlet Meduza has opened access to his reports. This is Golunov's 2017 report on the sophistication of Russia's system of criminalizing journalism and what this could mean for the future of media within the country.
Papua New Guinea inhabitants are in a race against climate change as they continue to lose their land to rising sea levels and coastal erosion. Since 1994, the islanders of the seven atolls have lost about 50% of their land. In an effort to relocate from a no longer habitable environment, they face devastating economic and political obstacles.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam vowed on Monday to push ahead with amendments to laws allowing suspects to be extradited to mainland China a day after the city's biggest protest since its handover from British to Chinese rule in 1997.
There are only eight psychiatric hospitals to serve more than 190 million citizens in Nigeria. To close the gap, nonprofits throughout the country are finding new ways to reach out to people in desperate need of care, from online Twitter therapy sessions to community outreach via motorized trikes.
The US-China trade conflict escalates as China threatens to curb exports of rare earths to the United States. In response, the US Department of Defense has held talks with Malawi's Mkango Resources Ltd and other rare earth miners across the globe about their supplies of strategic minerals.