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Why Your Voting Rights Matter More Than Ever

September 23, 2014 | by Erica Teasley Linnick

Open Society Voices

Latin America & the Caribbean

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Will the United States Lead or Follow on International Drug Reform?

September 19, 2014 | by Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch
A new U.S. drug czar should put his office’s weight behind international drug policy reform now. Whether he will is an open question.

Justice Denied

September 12, 2014 | by Martin Schoenteich
Each year some 15 million people around the world spend time locked up in prison cells and detention centers while they await trial.

Why the Overuse of Pretrial Detention is an Overlooked Human Rights Crisis

September 12, 2014 | by Martin Schoenteich
Every year, millions find themselves behind bars, awaiting trial on criminal charges—victims of what is perhaps the most overlooked human rights crisis of our time: the overuse of pretrial detention.

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.

Ferguson, Missouri: Not Just an American Tragedy

August 22, 2014 | by Marc Krupanski
Around the world, young people of color bear the brunt of racial discrimination by police officers. But they can also help us find ways to end it.

Choosing the Next Advocate for Freedom of Expression in Latin America

July 3, 2014 | by Liliana Gamboa, Shahrzad Noorbaloochi
A survey of the views of candidates for the post of Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression in the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights seeks to make a vital process more open to those it most affects.

Beware an Uncertain Dawn in the Dominican Republic

June 13, 2014 | by Julia Harrington Reddy
A new law supposedly creates a pathway to citizenship for thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent, after years of discrimination. But it has fundamental flaws.
Grantee Spotlight

An Online Bill of Rights in Brazil

May 29, 2014 | by Hannah Draper
A first-ever law in Brazil is designed to protect internet privacy, free expression, and net neutrality. We spoke with digital rights expert Ronaldo Lemos, who helped draft the legislation.
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On the Trail of a Mysterious Disease in Nicaragua

May 16, 2014 | by Annick Shen
Photojournalist Ed Kashi documents a deadly epidemic of kidney disease affecting sugarcane workers in Central America.

Remembering Peter Bell

April 15, 2014 | by Chris Stone
Peter Bell, who died on April 4, may have done more to shape American philanthropy over the last five decades than perhaps any of his contemporaries.

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