Open Society Voices

Tackling Corruption in Armenia with High- and Low-Tech Tools

April 15, 2014 | by Jed Miller
A government watchdog in Armenia is using data generated by ink and paper to fight corruption in the media.

Remembering Peter Bell

April 15, 2014 | by Chris Stone
Peter Bell, who died on April 4, may have done more to shape American philanthropy over the last five decades than perhaps any of his contemporaries.
Grantee Spotlight

Democracy Is More Than Just Holding Elections

April 11, 2014 | by Lauren Frohne
Wouldn’t you like to give those in power a report card? This is what citizen engagement looks like, and it’s possible for all of us, according to John Gaventa, head of the Coady International Institute.

How to Ensure Free and Fair Elections in Guinea

April 11, 2014 | by Mathias Hounkpe
If preparations are not made for its next presidential election, Guinea risks falling back into instability, violence, and economic losses.
Q&A

How to Stop Overdose Deaths in New York

April 10, 2014 | by Roxanne Saucier
New York has announced big news in the battle against drug overdose deaths. But is it enough?

When Italians Were the Ones Being Called “Dirty Beggars”

April 10, 2014 | by Zeljko Jovanovic
In Italy today, the Roma face a level of racism and bigotry that would have been familiar to Italian immigrants to the United States over a century ago.

Writing Ukraine’s Next Chapter

April 9, 2014 | by Andrei Kourkov
Author Andrei Kourkov decided to write a book about Ukraine. Then November 21 happened, and everything changed.

Does Digital Media Mean Better Media?

April 9, 2014 | by Marius Dragomir
From Montenegro to Nicaragua to China to Egypt, has digital media improved access to good-quality journalism?
Q&A

In France, a University for Political Engagement

April 9, 2014 | by Clara Grosset, Helene Irving
How do you engage people in democratic processes? L’Université du Citoyen is encouraging political participation in a time of high voter abstention and distrust.

Money and Politics in America: The View from Overseas

April 8, 2014 | by Ivan Krastev
The overwhelming majority of Americans want to see the influence of money in politics curbed. Why has the opposite happened?

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