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Three Things You Didn’t Know Are in the CIA Torture Report

April 9, 2015 | by Katherine Hawkins

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence voted to release a long-awaited report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention program on April 3, 2014. Here are three stories in the report that the media missed.

Grantee Spotlight

Making Roma Rights Real in Ireland

April 9, 2015 | by Bethany Wynne-Morgan

By improving Roma relations with the police and fighting ethnic profiling, advocates are helping to dismantle the structural biases that hold Roma back.

Grantee Spotlight

Could This Media Outlet Change the Way Russians View the News?

April 9, 2015 | by Gregory Shvedov

At the independent media outlet Caucasian Knot, a small team of journalists is doing something almost unheard of in Russia: reporting the news without self-censorship.

Roma Leadership for the 21st Century

April 8, 2015 | by Mensur Haliti

From doctors to journalists to public intellectuals, the number of Roma leaders has been growing steadily. Here’s how to sustain the trend.

Is This the End of Jobs as We Know Them?

April 7, 2015 | by Bill Vandenberg

In the future, which workers will “win” and which ones will “lose”?

Grantee Spotlight

A New Film Teaches Youth How to Deal with Stop-and-Search

April 3, 2015 | by Maryanne Olson

Taking know-your-rights into real-life street situations, a film called Y-Stop seeks to educate London youth on how to navigate an encounter with the police.

The Simple Funding Fix That Could Dramatically Reduce Drug-Related Deaths

April 2, 2015 | by Fionnuala Murphy

A new campaign argues that countless lives could be saved by redirecting just a sliver of funding from drug enforcement toward harm reduction.

Seeing Africa Through the Eyes of Poets

March 30, 2015 | by Amanda Fortier

On a small island off the coast of Senegal, 22 poets got together to “rethink Africa” at a residency hosted by the Open Society Foundations.

Amid Ebola Emergency, Political Problems Distract Sierra Leone

March 27, 2015 | by Tehtena Mebratu-Tsegaye

The sacking of Sierra Leone's vice president has sparked political tensions and fueled concerns about the role of the constitution and the rule of law.

Why We Are Setting Up a European Roma Institute

March 27, 2015 | by George Soros, Thorbjørn Jagland

The value of building up the confidence of the Roma should not be underestimated.

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