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Open Society Voices

Ukraine: The Road Ahead

April 22, 2014 | by Leonard Benardo
It is more important than ever to support an independent Ukraine—one empowered to decide its own future.
Grantee Spotlight

Roma: In Search of A Balanced Image

April 21, 2014 | by Anna Mirga
With sustained support, activists can steer public discourse to be less about “the Roma problem” and more about the value of the Roma people.

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.

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.

Three Ways to Build Upon Roma Progress

April 8, 2014 | by George Soros
The Roma have made progress, but there is much more to be done. These programs with a proven track record can improve on current conditions.

Civil Society and the Future of Ukraine

April 8, 2014 | by Inna Pidluska
In Ukraine, people who were once apathetic about politics now believe in themselves and their power to change their country. This is a rare opportunity, and we must seize it now.
Grantee Spotlight

Where an Open Society Scholarship Can Take You

April 8, 2014 | by Thomas Wilson
Open Society Scholarships alumni Corina Ajder of Moldova and Khatuna Ioselani of Georgia discuss the impact their scholarships have had on their career choices and beyond.

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