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End AIDS by 2030? Not at This Rate.

July 23, 2014 | by Ralf Jürgens
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The title image for At Open Society with Jim Pugel, former police chief of Seattle. The Seattle Police Department implemented the LEAD program which diverts people who use drugs to services at point of arrest.

We Can’t Arrest Our Way Out of the Drug Problem

July 30, 2014 | by Lauren Frohne
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Taking a Closer Look at Surveillance Culture Through Photography

July 28, 2014 | by Yukiko Yamagata
A new exhibit explores how photography has been used both as an instrument of surveillance and as a tool to document, expose, and challenge the impact of surveillance on basic freedoms.
Q&A

A Photographer Goes Behind the “Roma Walls”

July 24, 2014 | by Chuck Leung
Bjorn Steinz aims to overcome the physical—and psychological—walls erected to exclude the Roma.
Grantee Spotlight

A Photographer’s Journey Through a Changing Hong Kong

July 1, 2014 | by Annick Shen
Photographer Mark Leong, whose work appears as part of the Moving Walls 21 exhibit, aims to capture the various facets of contemporary Hong Kong in his series of lush images.
Grantee Spotlight

A People’s Court, Live and On the Air in Nigeria

June 10, 2014 | by Udo Jude Ilo
In a country where institutions of accountability are grossly incapacitated, one radio program is proving an effective means of justice for ordinary Nigerians.

A (Text) Message for Democracy

June 4, 2014 | by Luan Shllaku
Why rely solely on official observers to monitor thousands of polling stations when you can empower the entire citizenry to do so?

What’s Wrong with Erasing Information from the Web?

June 3, 2014 | by Aryeh Neier
The recent European court decision requiring Google to delete certain information from the web could have serious consequences for freedom of information.
Grantee Spotlight

An Online Bill of Rights in Brazil

May 29, 2014 | by Hannah Draper
A first-ever law in Brazil is designed to protect internet privacy, free expression, and net neutrality. We spoke with digital rights expert Ronaldo Lemos, who helped draft the legislation.
Q&A

On the Trail of a Mysterious Disease in Nicaragua

May 16, 2014 | by Annick Shen
Photojournalist Ed Kashi documents a deadly epidemic of kidney disease affecting sugarcane workers in Central America.

For EU Voters, a Digital Matchmaker

May 16, 2014 | by Leonie van Tongeren
Confused about who to vote for? Try voting advice applications—online tools that match voters with political parties and candidates.
Grantee Spotlight

After an Economic Crisis, Modern-Day Greek Ruins

May 12, 2014 | by Lauren Frohne
Photographer Nikos Pilos documents the wreckage of Greece’s industrial zone in the wake of the financial crisis.

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