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Governance & Accountability

Governance & Accountability

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Open Society Voices

Lessons for Ferguson from 4,000 Miles Away

November 25, 2014 by Allison Brown

Following the police shooting of a young man near London three years ago, a documentary film about the tragedy helped one community heal.

No Equality without Data

November 24, 2014 by Costanza Hermanin, Angelina Atanasova 1

A new report on data collection in the EU demonstrates why equality data is central to promoting equal treatment for all.

Documenting the Human Cost of U.S. Immigration Policy

November 18, 2014 by Chuck Leung 1

Photographer Brandon Thibodeaux discusses his visit to the Texas–Mexico border region to document the growing human cost of U.S. immigration policy.

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