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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

Torture and the Pain of Others

June 25, 2015 by Masha Lisitsyna

For those of us who work on the issue of torture, the challenge is to understand—and force courts to confront—the pain of others.

Academics Come Out in Force Against Indonesia’s Drug Crackdown

June 16, 2015 by Claudia Stoicescu, Naomi Burke-Shyne 6

With raids, forced treatment, executions, and a declared state of emergency, Indonesia’s drug war is out of control. Now a group of academics is rallying against it.

Can Malaysia’s Leading Independent News Site Survive a Censorship Law?

June 10, 2015 by Shuwei Fang 3

Against the odds, the Malaysiakini group has managed to turn a profit while maintaining its independent voice, but a crackdown on press freedoms threatens its success.

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Open Society People

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