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How Do You Measure Persecution?

July 22, 2015by Sebastian Kraus, Ellen Riotte
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Despite Some Violence, Ukraine’s LGBTI March Draws Remarkable Support

June 10, 2015 | by Nazarii Boiarskyi

The achievement of the Equality March in Kyiv signals continued progress in Ukraine’s slowly thawing attitudes towards sexuality.

Can Malaysia’s Leading Independent News Site Survive a Censorship Law?

June 10, 2015 | by Shuwei Fang

Against the odds, the Malaysiakini group has managed to turn a profit while maintaining its independent voice, but a crackdown on press freedoms threatens its success.

African Court Orders Remedies and Damages in Case of Murdered Journalist

June 9, 2015 | by Chidi Odinkalu

Africa’s fledgling human rights court has made its first substantial order of financial damages, in a case against Burkina Faso brought by the wife of Norbert Zongo, an investigative journalist murdered in 1998.

Grantee Spotlight

The Way We Get New Medicines Doesn’t Work

June 9, 2015 | by Elodie Besnier

A new documentary details the many ways in which medical innovation prioritizes corporate interests.

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An Anti–Drug War Ad Campaign Vanishes in Brazil

June 5, 2015 | by Catesby Holmes

Two days after the launch of an ad campaign questioning the war on drugs, the ads disappeared from Sao Paulo’s city buses.

Once Riddled with Corruption, Slovakia Sets a New Standard for Transparency

June 2, 2015 | by Gabriel Sipos

Slovakia’s commitment to publishing corporate and government documents online has caught all of Europe’s attention—including the country’s old partner, the Czech Republic.

Challenge and Hope in Baltimore

June 1, 2015 | by Bryan Stevenson

Justice comes when people struggle. When more people struggle, more progress is made.

A Well-Intentioned, Deeply Flawed Approach to Drug Treatment

May 29, 2015 | by Joanne Csete, Denise Tomasini-Joshi

On paper, drug courts seem like a smart, progressive way to help people kick their dependence. But a recent report suggests they may do more harm than good.

Grantee Spotlight

From a Refugee Camp to a Biophysics Lab

May 29, 2015 | by Laura Silber

Dr. Admir Mašić earned his PhD and became a successful research scientist. But two decades ago he wasn’t even allowed to enroll in school.

In the Run-Up to Elections, Court Declares Burundi’s Press Gag Law Undemocratic

May 28, 2015 | by Peter Noorlander

An oppressive law that ties journalists’ hands has been ruled in violation of democratic principles by the East African Court of Justice.

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