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Ukraine Needs Decentralization, Done Right

October 15, 2014 | by Vladyslav Galushko

Open Society Voices

Breaking News No More: Life for Roma in Greece a Year after “Maria”

October 17, 2014

The story of Maria, a blonde Roma girl, made world news in 2013. A year later, what’s life like for Roma in Greece?

Roma in Serbia: Building on Strength

October 17, 2014 | by Zeljko Jovanovic

Roma in Serbia registered thousands of voters in less than a month - leading to more democratic representation for the next several years.

100 Years After Somalis Arrive in London, It’s High Time to Learn About Them

October 16, 2014

A new report aims to understand the views of British Somalis on identity, education, and political participation, among other issues driving public life.

Grantee Spotlight

Lessons from Wales on How to Value Diversity and Inclusion

October 15, 2014 | by Roxanne Nazir

Isaac Blake, director of the Romani Cultural and Arts Company, discusses the biggest challenges that Roma, Gypsy and Traveller communities face in the United Kingdom.

Ukraine Needs Decentralization, Done Right

October 15, 2014 | by Vladyslav Galushko
Fears that decentralization will serve big business and separatists in the east mean some in Ukraine want to stall the process. This would be wrong.

Case Watch: European Court Strengthens Anti-Torture Safeguards

October 7, 2014 | by Marion Isobel

A ruling on Spain’s use of incommunicado detention for terrorism suspects calls for safeguards to ensure that suspects are protected from the risk of torture.

European Commission’s New Leadership Creates Momentum for Fundamental Rights

October 6, 2014 | by Israel Butler

The European Commission’s first vice-president has the political power and momentum to protect fundamental rights in the EU. Will he do so?

Grantee Spotlight

Georgia Activists Close Ranks Online to Open Government Data

October 2, 2014

Four advocacy groups in Georgia joined efforts to create an online tool for more transparent governance, offering valuable lessons about the role of technology in NGO strategy.

Q&A

On the Bride’s Side: A Conversation with Filmmaker Gabriele Del Grande

October 2, 2014 | by Antonia Zafeiri

Filmmaker Gabriele Del Grande discusses his documentary On the Bride’s Side, which details the journey from Milan to Stockholm made by five undocumented Syrian and Palestinian refugees.

License to Deceive? A Big Drug Company’s Smokescreen on Hepatitis C

September 24, 2014 | by Azzi Momenghalibaf

What’s really driving the pharmaceutical giant Gilead to issue a license for generic copies of its superstar drug? Profit.

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