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Asia

The work of the Open Society Foundations in Asia focuses on defending human rights, particularly for migrants, laborers, and victims of conflict; promoting election reform; instituting natural resource regulation; increasing access to information; and improving public health.

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The following Open Society programs focus on this region.

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Open Society Voices

Earthquake Relief in Nepal Could Be Better if Civil Society’s Hands Weren’t Tied

May 22, 2015 by Neetu Pokharel, Som Niroula

The government of Nepal is wrong to insist that all post-earthquake relief be channeled through the prime minister’s office.

Ten Years after Uzbekistan’s Massacre, the Tragedy Continues to Unfold

May 12, 2015 by Alisher Ilkhamov

In 2005, Uzbek security forces killed hundreds of demonstrators in the city of Andijan. The lingering effects of that tragedy should give pause to countries thinking about re-engaging the regime.

Inside One of the World’s Most Notorious Prison Systems

May 5, 2015 by Ruslan Myatiev

A new documentary sheds light on the atrocities taking place in prisons in Turkmenistan, where all but the rich face horrific treatment.

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Binaifer Nowrojee
Asia Regional Director
Open Society Foundations–New York
Director
Open Society Foundations–New York
Jeff Goldstein
Senior Policy Analyst, Eurasia
Open Society Foundations–Washington, D.C., Open Society Policy Center