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Fighting Denial and Suspicion in France

January 23, 2015 | by Rokhaya Diallo

Why Selma Matters

January 16, 2015 | by Allison Brown

Open Society Voices

Fighting Denial and Suspicion in France

January 23, 2015

The country that professes “liberty, equality, fraternity” is instead allowing fear and distrust to drive the current conversation following the tragic events at Charlie Hebdo.

Is Interpol Vulnerable to Political Abuse?

January 20, 2015

The global policing organization is a crucial instrument in the fight against crime—and sometimes, a way for corrupt officials to hunt down their critics.

For the Spanish Media, Death by a Thousand Paper Cuts

January 16, 2015

Hobbled by crushing debt and exploited by politicians, the press in Spain is barely breathing. Can a coalition of civil society groups bring it back to life?

Case Watch: Inaccessible Electricity Meters for Roma Challenged under EU Law

January 12, 2015 | by Simon Cox

In some mainly Roma districts in Bulgaria, the electricity company CEZ keeps the electricity meters on tall poles in the street, out of easy reach of householders.

Inside a Paris Newsroom After the Charlie Hebdo Attacks

January 8, 2015 | by Eleanor Kelly

A day after 12 people were killed in a brazen terror attack aimed at a French magazine, one publisher explains why the media in France won’t be silenced.

Why Romanian Journalists Are Opening Bakeries

December 22, 2014 | by Marius Dragomir

Manipulated by politicians and desperate for money, Romania’s press is in crisis. But the country’s newly elected president could rewrite the story.

Q&A

Parliament Debates Ending Holland’s Christmas Blackface Tradition

December 22, 2014 | by Eleanor Kelly

The Netherlands’ annual Zwarte Piet (Black Pete) display betrays the country’s progressive reputation. Last week, the European Parliament debated retiring it once and for all.

Grantee Spotlight

Can a New Book Help France Embrace Its Multicultural Side?

December 19, 2014

In a country that values assimilation, D’Ailleurs et d’ici! is a rare celebration of the many ethnic and racial groups that contribute to France’s diversity.

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.

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