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Have You Been Spied On? Here’s How to Find Out.

February 19, 2015 | by Eric King
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Open Society Voices

Have You Been Spied On? Here’s How to Find Out.

February 19, 2015 | by Eric King

A landmark court ruling will allow citizens to search for their personal information in the files of Britain’s intelligence agency.

When Roma Children Get a Better Education, Society Benefits

February 18, 2015 | by Iliana Sarafian

A new report confirms that education is a critical area of intervention for Roma children in Croatia, yet finds glaring gaps in its provision.

How “Emotional Intelligence” Can Enhance EU Democracy

February 17, 2015 | by Heather Grabbe

The EU needs to restore its democratic legitimacy by responding to public apathy and anger with emotional intelligence, and to offer solutions that feel relevant to people outside the Brussels bubble.

Grantee Spotlight

Why Saudi Arabia Is on the Defensive

February 13, 2015 | by Stephen Hubbell, Madawi al-Rasheed

Threatened by hostile neighbors and collapsing oil prices, the infamously oppressive kingdom is struggling to maintain its regional dominance.

Mass Deaths in Crimea as Russia Bans Methadone

February 12, 2015 | by Igor Kuzmenko

The annexation of Crimea upended many lives—particularly those whose life-saving treatments for drug dependence were abruptly taken away.

Will the Syriza Party Solve Greece’s Health Care Crisis?

February 12, 2015 | by Yannis Natsis

After years of rampant unemployment, nearly one in five Greeks lacks health insurance. Now, access to medicines must be a priority for the new government.

The Role of the Internet in Building Just and Open Societies

February 11, 2015 | by Chris Stone

The Open Society Foundations and others are making a public commitment to work towards an internet that is built, used, and governed in ways that allow everyone to access it and benefit from its potential.

Who Owns the Media? Sometimes No One Knows

February 9, 2015 | by Mark Thompson, Marius Dragomir

Ensuring transparency around media ownership is one of the simplest ways to promote democracy. Why do some countries refuse to do it?

Case Watch: European Judges Skirt Nationality Question in Latvian Case

February 6, 2015 | by Amy Strand

A member of Latvia's pro-Russian community fails to persuade the ECHR that denial of citizenship violates his rights to freedom of expression and assembly.

Why Violence Is Flaring at Europe’s Border Crossings

February 5, 2015 | by Helena Maleno Garzón

A spate of fatal incidents at the EU’s southern border crossings reveals an increasingly aggressive approach to stopping migrants at any cost.

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