2024 Major Media Highlights

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Upcoming Event | Stuart Eizenstat in Conversation with Andrew Young and Jason Carter: The Art of Diplomacy (June 4)

A Cappella Books

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and A Cappella Books are honored to welcome the author to The Carter Center to discuss his acclaimed new book, "The Art of Diplomacy: How American Negotiators Reached Historic Agreements that Changed the World." Eizenstat will appear in conversation with former Atlanta mayor, U.S. Congressman, and UN Ambassador Andrew Young and former Georgia state senator Jason Carter. Learn more »

‘The President and the Dragon’ Is Acquired by Buffalo 8 for Distribution Out of Cannes


Buffalo 8 has acquired worldwide rights out of Cannes to 'The President and the Dragon,' a Jimmy Carter documentary from Sudanese writer, director and producer Waleed Eltayeb and Irish director-cinematographer Ian D. Murphy. Learn more »

Ahead of May 21 Primary, Jason Carter and Jordan Fuchs Discuss Trust in Georgia's Elections (GPB)


Participants at the most recent collaboration between The Carter Center and Baker Institute examined key issues affecting U.S. elections and possible ways to help strengthen elections and build confidence in their outcomes. Learn more »

Op-ed: Celebrating Universal Human Rights Is More Important Than Ever (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is celebrating its 75th anniversary since its establishment in 1948. We are witnessing a low point of the modern human rights movement. Karin Ryan writes that it is time to take stock and renew our commitment to universal values. Learn more »

Jimmy Carter: Determined Health Hero (TIME100 Health)

TIME named Jimmy Carter to the inaugural 2024 TIME100 Health, a new annual list of 100 individuals who most influenced global health this year. In 1986, when the Carter Center launched its Guinea worm eradication program, the parasitic disease—which creates agonizing lesions on the skin from worms that are ingested as larvae in contaminated water and grow up to a meter in length inside the human body—was endemic in 21 countries, striking 3.5 million people per year. Learn more »

Op-ed: A Pivotal Moment for Gaza and Global Diplomacy (The Hill)

The Hill

Israel faces mounting pressure from the U.S. to address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza in the wake of the tragic killing of seven aid workers from World Central Kitchen on April 1 and the harrowing toll of the war, which has already claimed over 30,000 Palestinian lives and more than 1,160 Israeli lives. Learn more »

'A Call to Action': Carter Center Celebrates Book Anniversary and Women's History Month (GPB)

Georgia Public Broadcasting

In 2014, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter released A Call to Action, a book about what he labeled the "No. 1 challenge in the world today": the abuse of women and girls. Carter's writing was the result of the Carter Center's work with faith leaders to advance human rights and women's rights. Learn more »

Op-ed: How to Run Elections That Republicans and Democrats Can Agree On (Houston Chronicle)

Houston Chronicle

A growing number of Americans are concerned about the legitimacy of election results, and it’s partly due to the hyper-partisanship in politics nowadays. Learn more »

Super Tuesday's Dominance Highlights How Presidential Selection Process Can Exclude Many US Voters (AP)

The Associated Press

As an independent, Christian Miller can’t vote in Pennsylvania’s closed presidential primary in April. He said it wouldn’t matter even if he could. Learn more »

Former US President Jimmy Carter Surpasses One Year in Hospice Care (VOA News)

VOA News

A year since The Carter Center announced that former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was receiving end-of-life hospice care, Carter continues to defy the odds. Learn more »

Health Report: 'Guinea Worm' on Verge of Eradication (VOA Africa)

VOA Africa

Dracunculiasis, or guinea-worm disease, is on the verge of eradication. The Carter Center says only 13 provisional human cases of the disease were reported worldwide in 2023. Learn more »

Guinea Worm Disease Inched Closer to Eradication in 2023 (The Lancet Infectious Diseases)

The Lancet Infectious Diseases

The Carter Center's 2023 report showed a remarkable reduction in Guinea worm cases, bringing the ancient parasitic disease closer to being eradicated. Alix Boisson-Walsh reports. Learn more »

Jason Carter on Jimmy Carter's Strength of Spirit (CBS News)

CBS News

Former President Jimmy Carter has been in hospice care for a year, and yet, the 39th President of the United States lives on. Thoughts on that from his grandson, Jason Carter. Learn more »

With Trust in Election Systems at an All-time Low, 'Guiding Principles' Offer Balance and Standards (GPB)

Georgia Public Broadcasting

The Carter Center and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy have come together once again to propose bipartisan guiding principles for election administration intended to assist the election community. Learn more »

Bipartisan Report Seeks Ways to Counter Extreme Polarization That Has Created Distrust in Elections (AP)

The Associated Press

The report by The Carter Center and the Baker Institute for Public Policy lays out 10 principles for trying to balance equal access to the polls with ensuring the integrity of election results. Learn more »

Makoy Samuel Yibi Won’t Stop Until The World Eradicates Its Next Disease (GatesNotes)


Guinea worm once infected 3.5 million people every year. Thanks to heroes like Makoy, that number dropped to 13 last year. Learn more »

Is Guinea Worm About to be Eradicated? (Spotify)


Guinea worm could soon be the second human disease to be eradicated. In the 1980s millions of cases were recorded annually in 21 countries in Africa and Asia. Now, thanks to huge efforts globally, only 13 reported cases remain. That’s according to The Carter Center - which is leading the international campaign to eradicate the disease. Learn more »

Will Jimmy Carter’s Legacy Be the Eradication of Guinea Worm? (Times of London)

The Times of London

A campaign started by the former US president is close to wiping out a human disease for only the second time in history. Learn more »

Once in the Millions, Guinea Worm Cases Numbered 13 in 2023, Carter Center’s Initial Count Says (AP)

The Associated Press

Guinea worm disease remains on the cusp of being eradicated, with the global number of cases in 2023 holding steady at 13, according to a provisional account released by The Carter Center. Learn more »

Opinion: Paige Alexander and Kristin Lord: 2024 is the year of elections. Let's act now to protect them. (Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Tribune

As we look ahead this year, voters in more than 50 countries, including the United States, will go to the polls. The elections will take place during a period of global democratic backsliding and in rapidly changing social media environments characterized by new threats from generative artificial intelligence and tech platforms’ reductions in trust and safety protections. Learn more »

The World Is Watching U.S. Elections. Here's What Americans Should Be Watching (HuffPost)

“We’re very concerned about the quality of democracy around the world. There’s been a number of countries where things are moving not in the right direction, including in the U.S.,” David Carroll, director of the Carter Center’s Democracy Program, which oversees election monitoring around the world, told HuffPost. Learn more »

How Media Help Change Conversation on Mental Health (VOA News)

VOA News

At a time when growing numbers of young Americans are diagnosed with mental health conditions, media are looking at ways to cover the issue more responsibly. Learn more »

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