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From the Front Lines of Ferguson

April 10, 2015by Terrance Pitts

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Amid Occupation, Life Goes On for Palestinians

April 17, 2015 | by Will Doig

Photographer Tanya Habjouqa’s pictures of Palestinian life reveal a world that’s far more diverse than the news would have you believe.

New UN Standards on Prisoners Will Strengthen Pretrial Justice

April 13, 2015 | by Marina Ilminska

The members of the UN are moving to update global minimum standards on how prisoners should be treated, to take account of how the world has changed in the sixty years since they were first agreed.

The Human Cost of Secret U.S. Drone Strikes in Yemen

April 13, 2015 | by Amrit Singh, Jonathan Horowitz

Courageous on-the-ground researchers give the world a look at the reality of a counterterrorism strategy that some in the U.S. government would argue is a model program.

From the Front Lines of Ferguson

April 10, 2015 | by Terrance Pitts
Listen to highlights from a recent conversation among Open Society grantees immersed in the struggle for justice in Ferguson.

How a White Working Class Community in Berlin Embraced Its New Immigrants

April 10, 2015 | by Andreas Hieronymus, Dušan Ugrina

The Berlin district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf is a case study in how supposedly racist enclaves don’t always live up to their stereotype.

Grantee Spotlight

Making Roma Rights Real in Ireland

April 9, 2015 | by Bethany Wynne-Morgan

By improving Roma relations with the police and fighting ethnic profiling, advocates are helping to dismantle the structural biases that hold Roma back.

Roma Leadership for the 21st Century

April 8, 2015 | by Mensur Haliti

From doctors to journalists to public intellectuals, the number of Roma leaders has been growing steadily. Here’s how to sustain the trend.

Grantee Spotlight

A New Film Teaches Youth How to Deal with Stop-and-Search

April 3, 2015 | by Maryanne Olson

Taking know-your-rights into real-life street situations, a film called Y-Stop seeks to educate London youth on how to navigate an encounter with the police.

The Simple Funding Fix That Could Dramatically Reduce Drug-Related Deaths

April 2, 2015 | by Fionnuala Murphy

A new campaign argues that countless lives could be saved by redirecting just a sliver of funding from drug enforcement toward harm reduction.

Amid Ebola Emergency, Political Problems Distract Sierra Leone

March 27, 2015 | by Tehtena Mebratu-Tsegaye

The sacking of Sierra Leone's vice president has sparked political tensions and fueled concerns about the role of the constitution and the rule of law.

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