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A General’s Guide to Building Open Societies

January 29, 2015 | by Chris Stone
Crowd in plaza

What Colombia Can Teach France About Political Cartoons

January 28, 2015 | by Maria Teresa Ronderos

Five Years After Citizens United, Signs of a Backlash

January 27, 2015 | by Sarah Knight

Open Society Voices

The Link Between Functioning Toilets and Justice

January 21, 2015 | by Fatima Hassan

In Cape Town’s informal settlements, people face the threat of assault, rape, and murder simply because they don’t have access to a secure toilet near their home.

Is Interpol Vulnerable to Political Abuse?

January 20, 2015 | by Libby McVeigh, Alex Tinsley

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.

Why Selma Matters

January 16, 2015 | by Allison Brown

The release of the Oscar-nominated film about the civil rights movement reminds us why the arts are so integral to our ongoing struggle for justice.

Young Photographers Bring Post-Earthquake Haiti into Focus

January 16, 2015 | by Maude Malengrez

Five years after Port-au-Prince was devastated, a new photography book documents one of its most famous streets.

For the Spanish Media, Death by a Thousand Paper Cuts

January 16, 2015 | by Francesca Fanucci

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?

Q&A

Five Years After the Earthquake, a Public Park Unites Haiti

January 12, 2015 | by Will Doig

At a ceremony in the largest public park in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s former prime minister reflected on the city’s progress—and the many tasks ahead.

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.

Beyond the Rios Montt Trial, Guatemala’s Search for Justice Continues

January 12, 2015 | by Emi MacLean

The hurdles facing the prosecution of a former military dictator on genocide charges show the complexities of coming to terms with horrific crimes of the past.

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.

Grantee Spotlight

Know the Warning Signs: The Dangers of Drug Policy Abuse

January 7, 2015 | by Nicholas Klassen

A series of “PSAs” encourages voters to reach out to lawmakers whose support for criminalization policies is harming public health.

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