Open Society Voices

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.

Guatemalan Judge Faces Retaliation over Role in Genocide Trial

April 7, 2014 | by Emi MacLean
Judge Yassmin Barrios presided over the genocide trial of Guatemala's former dictator Efrain Rios Montt. Now she is under attack by his allies.

Understanding Identity: Muslims in the Netherlands

April 7, 2014 | by Marianne Vorthoren
Ahead of the EU elections in May, one Dutch organization is looking to answer questions about the Muslim community’s place in Europe.

Improving the Rights of Roma in Italy

April 7, 2014 | by Elena Cavassa, Anna Felicia Nardandrea
An Italian campaign is calling for the closure of "nomad" camps where Roma people are forced to live.

Uprising in Ukraine: How It All Began

April 4, 2014 | by Mustafa Nayem
When Mustafa Nayem posted a message to Facebook last November, he never expected it would lead to something so huge.

Somali Refugees in Amsterdam: Struggle and Opportunity

April 4, 2014 | by Ilse van Liempt, Gery Nijenhuis
Over the last few decades, thousands of Somalis have arrived as refugees in the Netherlands. What is daily life like for them?