Democracy under attack

8 January 2023 in Brasília looked like 6 January 2021 in Washington

In protest against legitimate election results, right-wing extremists vandalised government buildings

Food security

“Smallholder farms must benefit from innovations”

Research must pay more attention to family farms, says Hildegard Lingnau of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation


Managing climate risk with private insurance

In low income countries, the business climate must improve for insurance companies


Indonesia’s information gap affecting the disabled

For disabled people in Indonesia, getting access to reliable health information, including on Covid-19, is a particular challenge


The internet is crucial

Hugh Williamson of Human Rights Watch assesses the state of press freedom in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Mobile money

Financial inclusion by phone

Zambians are increasingly using mobile phones to move money via online platforms

Free speech

Protecting freedom of expression is a permanent challenge

Quality media deserve appreciation because only they enable people to form and express informed opinions


Biological facts every girl must know

A new digital app helps to break the taboo surrounding girls’ menstruation in Pakistan

Social media

When the music stops

A brief blackout of online communication channels caused a loss of trust

Children’s rights

India: Education for children in spite of coronavirus

In order to maintain social services in pandemic, aid organisations are providing supplies to local agencies

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