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Highlights of Major Media Coverage of The Carter Center 2020

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020

Friday, Nov. 13, 2020

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020

Monday, Nov. 9, 2020

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020

Monday, Nov. 2, 2020

  • Why a Top Democracy Watchdog Has Its Eyes On the U.S. Election
    Vox

    America’s deep polarization has undermined faith that the 2020 election will be free and fair. Republicans are outright accusing Democrats of stealing an election on baseless claims of voter fraud. Democrats, meanwhile, are anxiously gaming out scenarios where the conservative majority on the Supreme Court intercedes to hand the election to Trump.

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Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020

Friday, Aug. 28, 2020

Friday, Aug. 28, 2020

Aug. 27, 2020

  • Mali’s Coup Could Destabilize the Sahel
    Foreign Affairs

    Staffers Bisa Williams and John Goodman write about the future of Mali in the wake of this month’s coup. The Center is the Independent Observer of Mali’s 2015 peace agreement and feels the accord is critical to stability in the Sahel.

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July 21, 2020

July 5, 2020

July 2, 2020

June 24, 2020

  • The Right to Know in Bangladesh: ‘They Now Call Me “Madame”’
    USAID

    Laura Neuman, a director at The Carter Center, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization working in more than 80 countries, tells the story of a Bangladeshi woman who told her father that she was meeting with Dhaka officials in an effort to get street lights in her neighborhood. "You’re just a young girl. They won't pay attention to you," the father scoffed at his 20-something daughter.

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June 16, 2020

June 16, 2020

  • Carter Center Calls on Nation to Finally Address Police Brutality
    The Atlanta-Journal Constitution

    Calling for an end to the use of excessive force by police against African Americans, the Carter Center issued a stinging rebuke Tuesday calling for local, state and national leaders to fully address police brutality. "Throughout our nation’s history, excessive use of force against African Americans by police and others has continued with impunity," the statement read.

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Friday, June 12, 2020

June 3, 2020

  • Jimmy Carter: Privileged, Powerful Must Fight Racial Biases
    Associated Press

    Former President Jimmy Carter called Wednesday for Americans in positions of power and influence to fight racial injustice, saying "silence can be as deadly as violence." The 95-year-old former president issued a statement through the Atlanta-based Carter Center to address the angry and sometimes violent protests that have roiled the nation in wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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June 3, 2020

June 3, 2020

Friday, May 22, 2020

  • Take Stock of Your Mental Health During the Pandemic (and What to Do Next)
    CNN

    The reality of job losses, economic uncertainty, social isolation, homeschooling kids, canceled vacations — all piled on top of fear of an unseen and deadly virus that attacks via the air we breathe — is taking its toll. Carter Center Mental Health Program Director Eve Byrd talks about the increase in mental health conversations during the pandemic and the impact this has on stigma.

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May 13, 2020

  • Crisis Shows Importance of Mental Health, Caregiving
    The Atlanta-Journal Constitution

    Dr. Eve Byrd, director of the Carter Center's Mental Health Program, and Jennifer Olsen, executive director of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving, reflect on how mental health has become a common discussion topic during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Will the crisis help “normalize” the way mental health and caregiving are viewed and help reduce the stigma typically surrounding these topics?

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

  • Reversing a View the GOP Cites Often, Jimmy Carter Embraces Vote-by-mail
    The Fulcrum

    Jimmy Carter supports making mail-in voting a nationwide option this year, an endorsement that is important not only because he's among the few American elder statesmen with significant respect from voters of both parties, but because he has also spent much of the past three decades monitoring elections in other countries for signs of corruption.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Friday April 3, 2020

  • Easing the Isolation During the Coronavirus Crisis
    Next Avenue

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has much of the world sheltering in place. While it may be frustrating and challenging for many, this increased isolation is especially hard on the mental and physical health of older adults — the same group most at risk of getting the virus with and severe consequences of infection.

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020

  • Nightline Africa
    VOA News

    Interview with Bisa Williams about The Carter Center's latest report on the implementation of the 2015 Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali, emanating from the Algiers process. Williams, former U.S. ambassador to Niger, leads the Center's observation effort. Interview starts at 26:07.

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Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020

Monday, Jan. 13, 2020

  • Global Mental Health Gains Momentum, Gives Hope
    Saporta Report

    Dr. Eve Byrd, director of the Carter Center's Mental Health Program, is heartened to see global mental health disorders gain the attention and resources needed to be on par with the human and economic toll they cause around the world. 

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