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Time to Close the Circle: Development Needs Justice

September 23, 2014 | by James Goldston

Open Society Voices

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.

Migrant Destitution Is Not the Answer to the Welfare Question

September 23, 2014 | by Jonathan Price
A new study shows what increasingly restrictive welfare systems are doing to migrant children and their families in two European cities.
Q&A

For Chechen Women, Modesty is the New Normal

September 19, 2014 | by Yukiko Yamagata
Photographer Diana Markosian traveled to Chechnya to explore what it means to come of age as a young woman living under an increasingly repressive regime.

Success Starts in the Classroom for Somalis in Leicester

September 17, 2014 | by Jawaahir Daahir
Somali pupils in Leicester—host to one of the largest UK Somali communities—have demonstrated the biggest improvement in school attainment among many minorities. This is a testament to the city’s integration success story.

Case Watch: European Human Rights Court “Accommodates” Wartime Detention Law

September 16, 2014 | by Jonathan Horowitz
In a ruling on the UK military’s detention of an Iraqi in 2003, the court further defines the relationship between human rights and the laws of war.

Investing in Roma-Led Change

September 8, 2014 | by Zeljko Jovanovic
To make a real difference, the leadership of Roma NGOs must be more open, democratic, and accountable to Roma communities.

No Summer Break: Repression in and around Russia Has Been Heating Up

September 8, 2014 | by Viorel Ursu
The large-scale crises we see around the world today began with the kind of arrests, censorship, and everyday repression happening in Russia and the surrounding region.
Grantee Spotlight

These Roma Students Make Better Physicians than Musicians

September 2, 2014 | by Sebastian Krueger
Recasting the image of Roma and promoting inclusion are goals of a unique scholarship program for Roma medical students. In Romania, a creative campaign led by these scholars took to the streets of Bucharest.

What Does Independent Journalism Look Like in the Digital Age?

September 2, 2014 | by Marius Dragomir, Mark Thompson
Journalists and media organizations can find themselves repressed because of inadequate or deliberately repressive policy. Mapping Digital Media examines the situation in 56 countries.
Q&A

Lessons from the White Working Class Community in Stockholm

August 28, 2014 | by Antonia Zafeiri
The municipality of Botkyrka was the focus of an Open Society report on white working class communities in Stockholm. The report’s authors discuss how majority Swedes experience Sweden’s demographic change.

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