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Censorship, purposeful exclusion of disadvantaged groups, poverty, and illiteracy all inhibit freedom of expression, a foundation of healthy markets and societies. At Internews, in every community where we work, we focus on excluded groups such as women and ethnic and religious minorities. With our partners, we build broad-based skills, support the policy space, and open up new opportunities to help ensure that all voices are included.

of the world's population lives in a country with a free press, according to Freedom House.
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Combatting Online Hate Speech in Myanmar

October 14, 2016
By Thomas Baerthlein

They noticed the signboard as soon as they arrived at the village of Kone Thar. The message seemed clear enough: “No Muslims allowed in this village!”

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Black Lives Matter: Taking Action

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By Jeanne Bourgault Jodie Ginsberg

International development worldwide has rightly come under criticism for its lack of diversity and a failure to make explicit commitments to change in the wake of the #BlackLivesMatter protests.

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