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What Does Independent Journalism Look Like in the Digital Age?

September 2, 2014 | by Marius Dragomir, Mark Thompson
A Roma medical student

These Roma Students Make Better Physicians than Musicians

September 2, 2014 | by Sebastian Krueger

Ferguson, Missouri: Not Just an American Tragedy

August 22, 2014 | by Marc Krupanski

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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.

Juvenile Life Without Parole

August 29, 2014 | by Esi Mathis
Some 2,500 minors in the United States were thrown behind bars with no chance of release. A new documentary highlights their plight—and demands that society do better.

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.

Understanding Ferguson

August 19, 2014 | by Allison Brown
Understanding the root causes of crises like the one taking place in Ferguson, Missouri, is the first step toward preventing them.

Abuse of Kids in Prison: We’ve Been Here Before

August 8, 2014 | by Nell Bernstein
A report on guards beating youths at New York’s Rikers Island jail is just the latest evidence that America desperately needs a new approach to juvenile detention.

Tell the Truth About CIA Torture

August 6, 2014 | by Stephen Rickard
With the likely release of the Senate report on CIA torture this fall, all of us will have the chance to understand what happened and to make sure that it never happens again.
Grantee Spotlight

We Can’t Arrest Our Way Out of the Drug Problem

July 30, 2014 | by Lauren Frohne
Sending people to prison for low-level, nonviolent drug offenses doesn’t work. That’s why the Seattle Police Department launched an innovative program that offers treatment instead of jail time.
Grantee Spotlight

Taking a Closer Look at Surveillance Culture Through Photography

July 28, 2014 | by Yukiko Yamagata
A new exhibit explores how photography has been used both as an instrument of surveillance and as a tool to document, expose, and challenge the impact of surveillance on basic freedoms.

After More Than a Decade, the Truth About CIA Torture in Poland

July 24, 2014 | by Amrit Singh
The European Court of Human Rights sent a clear message that abuses perpetrated by the CIA will not be tolerated in modern Europe, and those who perpetrate them will be held accountable.
Grantee Spotlight

What Difference Can a Soros Justice Fellow Make?

July 20, 2014 | by Adam Culbreath
The U.S. criminal justice system is in urgent need of reform. But what can one person do? Take a look at a few outstanding individuals who are advancing a fairer, more sensible justice system.

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