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In the United States, the Open Society Foundations aim to nurture the development of a society that allows all people to participate equitably in political, economic, and cultural life; encourages diverse opinions and critical debate; protects human rights; and promotes broadly shared prosperity and security.

Open Society Voices

Why the Overuse of Pretrial Detention is an Overlooked Human Rights Crisis

September 12, 2014 by Martin Schoenteich

Every year, millions find themselves behind bars, awaiting trial on criminal charges—victims of what is perhaps the most overlooked human rights crisis of our time: the overuse of pretrial detention.

Can the Internet Save Itself?

September 10, 2014 by Laleh Ispahani, Chancellar Williams 3

The open internet is an essential condition of full and equal participation in the public sphere. This is why digital-rights groups, internet companies, and activists are uniting to protect net neutrality.

What Does Independent Journalism Look Like in the Digital Age?

September 2, 2014 by Marius Dragomir, Mark Thompson 4

Journalists and media organizations can find themselves repressed because of inadequate or deliberately repressive policy. Mapping Digital Media examines the situation in 56 countries.

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