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Lessons from the White Working Class Community in Stockholm

August 28, 2014 | by Antonia Zafeiri

The municipality of Botkyrka was the focus of an Open Society report on white working class communities in Stockholm. The report’s authors discuss how majority Swedes experience Sweden’s demographic change.

The Myth of the Spanish Model of Roma Inclusion

August 27, 2014 | by Ostalinda Maya Ovalle, Anna Mirga

Spain is held up as a model of Roma inclusion in Europe. The real story isn’t so simple.

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.

Case Watch: Who Killed Deyda Hydara?

August 13, 2014 | by Rupert Skilbeck

West Africa's regional court has delivered a stinging rebuke against the Gambian National Intelligence Agency for having failed to properly investigate the murder of journalist Deyda Hydara in December 2004.

Making Progress on Freedom of Information in Africa

August 13, 2014 | by Chidi Odinkalu, Maxwell Kadiri

Thirteen African nations now have freedom of information laws on books; the challenge now is implementation.

Japan’s State Secrecy Law Faulted in Human Rights Review

August 13, 2014 | by Sandra Coliver

The United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva has said Tokyo’s restrictive new secrecy legislation falls short on global standards.

In Georgia, a Brave Step Toward LGBT Rights

August 11, 2014 | by Katya Kumkova

After its parliament passed a law that includes protections for gender identity and sexual orientation, Georgia has settled into a period of transition that, rights activists hope, will eliminate LGBT discrimination.

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.

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Life on the Margins of China’s Economic Boom

August 8, 2014 | by Chuck Leung

Documentary photographer Sim Chi Yin looks at the human faces behind China’s massive and rapid urbanization.

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