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Healing the Wounds in Ferguson and Staten Island

December 19, 2014 | by Kenneth H. Zimmerman, Damon Hewitt

Kyrgyzstan’s New Anti-Gay Law Is Even Worse than Russia’s

December 17, 2014 | by Syinat Sultanalieva

Open Society Voices

Messages about Turkmenistan Darken American Congratulations

October 29, 2014 | by Jeff Goldstein

What’s going on inside this Central Asian autocracy raises questions about how American policymakers prioritize human rights in foreign relations.

Grantee Spotlight

The Transformative Power of Photography and Collaboration

October 28, 2014

Recipients of the 2014 Audience Engagement Grants cover a range of places, populations, and ways to merge activism with documentary art.

Children’s Right to Education Must Prevail Amid Privatization

October 28, 2014 | by Kate Linkins

The global rise and lack of regulation of privatization in education deepens inequality across the world. A UN report emphasizes the urgent need to preserve education as a public good.

Grantee Spotlight

Ukrainians to Learn the “Price” of the State

October 28, 2014

A new, interactive project is out to prove that better-educated Ukrainians will elect better government officials, and make leaders more accountable for their conduct.

Public Broadcasting Services Can Deliver Democratic Values. Few Do.

October 28, 2014 | by Marius Dragomir, Mark Thompson

Public broadcasting services can express the ideals of a democracy. But as of now only a few in the world really serve the public.

Tracking American Counterterrorism Money to Dark Places

October 24, 2014 | by Lora Lumpe

A new online tool makes it easier (but no less unsettling) to see where American military aid goes around the world. We should use it to promote informed debate.

Grantee Spotlight

Bringing School to an Orphanage in Kyrgyzstan Means New Prospects for Children

October 24, 2014

Askar, an 11-year-old boy, is an orphan like many in Kyrgyzstan, living with a musculoskeletal disorder and abandoned by birth parents. But he is gaining something like a community.

Exposing a Disgrace: Uzbek Elite Keep Profiting from Forced Labor

October 24, 2014 | by Jeff Goldstein

Uzbekistan still depends on cotton exports driven by what amounts to slave labor. A new report brings this practice to light.

Five Legal Strategies that Preserve the Rights of Women Living with HIV

October 22, 2014

Women living with HIV can easily lose their homes and property. The resulting hardship can keep them from treatment, and dependent in relationships. But these legal strategies can help protect their rights and their health.

From a “Situation Room,” Democracy Spreads in West Africa

October 20, 2014

An election-monitoring process that began in a West African hotel has gone online and across oceans, providing lessons for advocates around the world.

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