"Freedom House has been at the forefront in monitoring threats to media independence since 1980. A free press plays a key role in sustaining and monitoring a healthy democracy, as well as in contributing to greater accountability, good government, and economic development. Most importantly, restrictions on media are often an early indicator that governments intend to assault other democratic institutions."
This interactive map shows some intriguing spatial patterns about the freedom of press internationally. What other patterns to you see in matching up with the most free presses in the world (in green)? How does a free (or not free press) influence the cultural and political values of a country?
Many scholars, governmental agencies, and foundations have urged institutions of higher education to refocus their energies on the creation of responsible and engaged citizens. In response, some universities sought to ...
Placemaking: Finding Creative Uses for Vacant Public SpacesWUWM Milwaukee Public RadioPlacemaking: Finding Creative Uses for Vacant Public Spaces. Dan Harmon. Marisa Novara, Project Manager with the Chicago Metropolitan Planning Council - CMPC.
Nicholas Wisniewski, a post doctoral fellow at UCLA, referring to Europe and Southern Europe, highlited the remarks of an assoicate profressor at the University of Athens.
"The higher-education system is a legacy of the student-led revolt against the 1970s dictatorship, said Dimitri Sotiropoulos, an associate professor of political science at the University of Athens."
“In Europe, and in southern Europe in particular, universities were always the hub of reform movements and even revolutionary movements,” Sotiropoulos said in an interview. “It was the only space where antifascist intellectuals could express opinions.”
Kennedy Smith is considered one of the nation's leading experts on downtowns, downtown economics, independent business development and the economic impact of urban sprawl, with a long career in downtown revitalization.
This video discusses the decline of the American Central Business District, the rise of shopping malls, the importance of the automobile and spatial organization of particular economic sectors.
SYDNEY — Sydney’s iconic Harbor Bridge and Opera House went dark on Saturday as Australians switched off lights around the country for an hour as part of a global effort to shine a spotlight on climate change.
Fawaz A. Gerges -- professor of Middle Eastern politics and international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science and leading expert on the Middle East -- has singled out Turkey, with its functioning democracy and growing...
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