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Time to Close the Circle: Development Needs Justice

September 23, 2014 | by James Goldston

Open Society Voices

Choosing the Next Advocate for Freedom of Expression in Latin America

July 3, 2014 | by Liliana Gamboa, Shahrzad Noorbaloochi
A survey of the views of candidates for the post of Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression in the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights seeks to make a vital process more open to those it most affects.
Grantee Spotlight

Caring for the Roma Community in Derby

July 3, 2014 | by Phil Henry, Michael Daduc
In the UK’s most central city, an advocacy group offers support to ensure that members of the Eastern European Roma community become active and equal citizens.
Grantee Spotlight

Imagining a New Republic in Macedonia

July 2, 2014 | by Borjana Mojsovska
When the appeals of activists run into resistance, we need to rethink ways of shaping others' attitudes. A park in Skopje became a testing ground to market a new vision of the future.

Voices from the White Working Class Community in Amsterdam

July 2, 2014 | by Saskia Welschen
Research into white working class communities in Amsterdam reveals a range of local concerns—from health care, employment, and education to housing and political participation.
Grantee Spotlight

A Photographer’s Journey Through a Changing Hong Kong

July 1, 2014 | by Annick Shen
Photographer Mark Leong, whose work appears as part of the Moving Walls 21 exhibit, aims to capture the various facets of contemporary Hong Kong in his series of lush images.

Case Watch: ECHR Says “Living Together” Justifies Ban on Full-Face Veils

July 1, 2014 | by Maxim Ferschtman, Jonathan Birchall
The court accepted that the ban was allowed to ensure the concept of “living together,” a concept criticized in a dissenting opinion as seeming “far-fetched and vague.”

Young People, Race and the Police: Finding the Remix

June 24, 2014 | by Rachel Neild
Young people from 14 cities around the world are meeting to share ideas and experiences in the struggle to end discriminatory policing.

For Roma in France, Is Climate of Intolerance Fueling Violence?

June 18, 2014 | by Violeta Naydenova
Anti-Roma talk starts at the top in France. Is it creating a climate of violence?
Grantee Spotlight

A Beacon in the Ghetto

June 17, 2014 | by Florin Botonogu
In a poverty-stricken district of Bucharest, the Alternative Education Center is helping give children the chance to create a future for themselves.

Understanding Europe’s White Working Class Communities

June 16, 2014 | by Nazia Hussain, Daniel Silver
Western Europe has undergone significant transformation over the past forty years. New research examines how these changes have impacted white working class communities.

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