Highlights of Major Media Coverage of The Carter Center 2021

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021

  • Carter Center Concludes that Venezuelan Elections Did Not Meet International Standards
    VOA Venezuela

    In a preliminary report published on Friday, the Carter Center concludes that despite some improvements over previous processes, those of November 21 in Venezuela were not "democratic elections." Factors such as "the legal provisions relating to the media and freedom of expression, the registration of candidates, the suspension of political rights, the financing of political parties and electoral campaigns," the report points out, did not comply with "the basic international standards for democratic elections."

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Friday, Oct. 29, 2021

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021

  • The Carter Center Continues to Combat Social Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

    Dr. Kashef Ijaz, the vice president for Health Programs at The Carter Center, says the even before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. already was experiencing a mental health crisis. On Monday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Dr. Ijaz told show host Rose Scott that fear, grief, isolation brought on by the pandemic have led to depression, anxiety, suicidal idealization but now as more people are speaking out about mental health, it’s time to seize the moment and ensure health care access for everyone.

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Monday, June 14, 2021

Monday, May 24, 2021

  • Rosalynn Carter Recognized by WHO for Mental Health Advocacy
    FOX 5 Atlanta

    Former first lady Rosalynn Carter has been a leading advocate for mental health and substance use treatment for more than 50 years. On Monday, the 75th assembly of the World Health Organisation recognized her lifetime achievement when WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros presented Carter with an award for global health. Carter was one of three people honored on Monday. 

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Thursday, April 21, 2021

  • 'End is in Sight': Tackling a Rare Disease in a Global Pandemic
    Thomson Reuters Foundation News

    Guinea worm afflicted 3.5 million people 35 years ago. But only 27 human cases were reported in 2020, most in Ethiopia and Chad, according to the Carter Center, the organisation set up by Jimmy Carter that leads the international eradication campaign.That was 50% less than in 2019 and the 96-year-old former U.S. President has said he hopes to live to see the last case of Guinea worm, which would be only the second disease after smallpox to be eradicated in human history.

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Thursday, April 21, 2021

  • Arizona GOP Prepares Another Audit of 2020 Election in State's Largest County
    Sinclair Broadcast Group

    Arizona was a state President Joe Biden wasn’t sure he’d win in the 2020 election. But in the end, Arizona voters chose him over former President Donald Trump by over 10,000 votes, a result determined by two independent audits in Maricopa County – the largest county in the state. Another audit is set to begin this week at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum to once again count the 2.1 million ballots and search for discrepancies.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

  • Jimmy Carter Says He’s Sad, Angry Over Georgia Voting Bills
    Assoicated Press

    Former President Jimmy Carter declared his opposition Tuesday to a slate of restrictive voting proposals moving through his native Georgia’s General Assembly, saying he is “disheartened, saddened and angry” over moves to “turn back the clock” on ballot access after Democratic successes in 2020.

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Friday, March 5, 2021

  • Carter Center, Atlanta Help Women Get Access to COVID-19 Information
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    In Atlanta, Black people are suffering disproportionately from the effects of COVID-19, and Black women are the group bearing the brunt of the inequity.Black women make up 27% of Atlanta’s population, the U.S. Census says, but the most recent Fulton County Board of Health numbers say they account for 53% of all COVID-19 cases and 59% of virus-related deaths.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

  • The Fight Against Neglected Tropical Diseases
    Published by MSN

    Despite having been eradicated in the West, poorer regions around the world still suffer from neglected tropical diseases. The Carter Center is leading the way as it tries to find a cure to combat the afflictions that keep communities in poverty.

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Friday, Feb. 26, 2021

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021

Friday, Jan. 29, 2021

Friday, Jan. 29, 2021

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021

  • Election: Next Time
    Full Measure

    After the chaotic 2020 elections, there are bipartisan calls for election reform. But little agreement between the political parties as to what the reforms should be.

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Friday, Jan. 22, 2021

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021

  • The United States Needs A New Syria Policy
    Responsible Statecraft

    President-elect Joe Biden will inherit a 10-year-old crisis in Syria that continues to pose acute strategic and humanitarian challenges. The new administration has an opportunity to re-evaluate U.S. policy on Syria, prioritizing diplomacy to advance our interests.

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