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Open Society Voices

When Italians Were the Ones Being Called “Dirty Beggars”

April 10, 2014 | by Zeljko Jovanovic
In Italy today, the Roma face a level of racism and bigotry that would have been familiar to Italian immigrants to the United States over a century ago.

Writing Ukraine’s Next Chapter

April 9, 2014 | by Andrei Kourkov
Author Andrei Kourkov decided to write a book about Ukraine. Then November 21 happened, and everything changed.

Does Digital Media Mean Better Media?

April 9, 2014 | by Marius Dragomir
From Montenegro to Nicaragua to China to Egypt, has digital media improved access to good-quality journalism?
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In France, a University for Political Engagement

April 9, 2014 | by Clara Grosset, Helene Irving
How do you engage people in democratic processes? L’Université du Citoyen is encouraging political participation in a time of high voter abstention and distrust.

Money and Politics in America: The View from Overseas

April 8, 2014 | by Ivan Krastev
The overwhelming majority of Americans want to see the influence of money in politics curbed. Why has the opposite happened?

Turning the Tide Against Torture

April 8, 2014 | by Amrit Singh
President Obama can declassify a long-awaited report written by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on the CIA's rendition, interrogation, and detention program.

Three Ways to Build Upon Roma Progress

April 8, 2014 | by George Soros
The Roma have made progress, but there is much more to be done. These programs with a proven track record can improve on current conditions.

Civil Society and the Future of Ukraine

April 8, 2014 | by Inna Pidluska
In Ukraine, people who were once apathetic about politics now believe in themselves and their power to change their country. This is a rare opportunity, and we must seize it now.
Grantee Spotlight

Where an Open Society Scholarship Can Take You

April 8, 2014 | by Thomas Wilson
Open Society Scholarships alumni Corina Ajder of Moldova and Khatuna Ioselani of Georgia discuss the impact their scholarships have had on their career choices and beyond.

Keep the Spirit of the Maidan Alive

April 7, 2014 | by George Soros
We are witnessing the birth of a new Ukraine—with a limitless future made possible by people willing to sacrifice their lives for their country. But realizing that future won't be easy.

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