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A Win for Victims of Forced Sterilization in Namibia

December 17, 2014 | by Nyasha Chingore-Munazvo

Kyrgyzstan’s New Anti-Gay Law Is Even Worse than Russia’s

December 17, 2014 | by Syinat Sultanalieva

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Kyrgyzstan’s New Anti-Gay Law Is Even Worse than Russia’s

December 17, 2014

The law criminalizes any mention of "nontraditional sexual relations”—unless it’s hate speech, which will be perfectly legal.

Moldova’s Vote to Embrace Europe Puts the EU in the Hot Seat

December 16, 2014

Now that Moldovans have voted pro-European parties into power, the EU must live up to the country’s expectations—while staying one step ahead of Russia.

Mexican Transparency Law: A Chance to Strengthen Accountability

December 15, 2014 | by Emi MacLean

Strengthening public access to information in Mexico should support true democratic oversight of police, investigative, and prosecutorial authorities.

Despite Cosmetic Reforms, Modern Slavery Is Alive and Well in Uzbekistan

December 5, 2014

The authorities claim they're cracking down on child labor, but in many ways, things have gotten even worse.

25 Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall, the Pursuit of Open Society in Europe Continues

December 2, 2014 | by George Soros

The spirit of democracy, transparency, and accountability carried Eastern Europe through 1989. Today, open society remains the most powerful anti-oppression tool the world has.

Before Embracing Europe, Ukrainians Must Embrace Each Other

December 1, 2014 | by Vladyslav Galushko

A bottom-up approach can bring disparate parts of Ukraine closer together through the common vision of a European future.

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

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

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Documenting the Human Cost of U.S. Immigration Policy

November 18, 2014

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

Lapdogs vs. Watchdogs: State Advertising and Media

November 18, 2014 | by Mark Thompson, Marius Dragomir

In many countries, governments reward loyal media with millions in advertising revenue and, in doing so, stifle critical information.

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