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September 26, 2018
When you put young people and graffiti together, it often sounds like a recipe for mischief. But in April 2018, five young, male Bosnian leaders and a few local street artists used street art to promote interethnic reconciliation in their community.... Read More
September 14, 2018
President Yahya Jammeh’s departure from office in January 2017 ushered in a new government, led by President Adama Barrow, with the heavy task of moving the country forward after 22 years of authoritarian rule and pursuing a wide range of reforms to ensure that democracy is realized in... Read More
September 12, 2018
“Dear Daddy,  How is America? How is your friends? Daddy there is war in Buea. They shoot guns every night. When are you coming to take us? Don’t forget to buy a video game. I love you. Bye.”    IRI’s very own YALI fellow Clifford Akonteh read aloud this emotional letter from his... Read More
September 11, 2018
IRI Director of Asia, Johanna Kao, talks about being in Dili, Timor-Leste on September 11, 2001, and the powerful coming together of two different worlds.   ... Read More
September 04, 2018
Cuando hablamos de jóvenes, a menudo se habla del ciclo de la violencia, del ciclo de las drogas, o incluso al del ciclo de la inseguridad aludiendo al día a día que rodean a los jóvenes en Panamá. Sin embargo, permítanos presentarles... Read More
August 09, 2018
Friday, August 3 Cuban authorities arrested Jose Daniel Ferrer, leader of the Unión Patriotica de Cuba (Patriotic Union of Cuba – UNPACU), near Santiago de Cuba. Normally, when the regime arrests a dissident it is not newsworthy as it occurs with depressing regularity. However, Ferrer’s arrest—and... Read More
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June 21, 2018
A Turkish presidential candidate held a rally in front of Austrian, German, Dutch and other European Diaspora, in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Yes, you read that right. Ahead of Turkey’s snap parliamentary and presidential elections scheduled for June 24, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan... Read More
June 16, 2018
The Trump administration’s National Security Strategy identifies terrorism and violent extremism (VE) as a top priority. The president’s strategy to address these issues is to allocate more money for... Read More
June 11, 2018
For many years the region of Southern Africa was considered a democratic stronghold on the continent. However, over the last five years, the region has experienced democratic backsliding including political leaders and ruling parties exercising unconstitutional methods to consolidate power and... Read More
June 04, 2018
I am blessed to have a job where I am inspired every day by the work IRI does-- working alongside partners as they strengthen their democracies. We work with activists to address corruption... Read More

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