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Will the United States Lead or Follow on International Drug Reform?

September 19, 2014 | by Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

Open Society Voices

In Malawi Elections, Civil Society Helps Boost Credibility

June 4, 2014 | by Ozias Tungwarara
In the wake of the May 20 presidential election in Malawi, the big question is: Did citizens get the government and leaders they deserve?

A (Text) Message for Democracy

June 4, 2014 | by Luan Shllaku
Why rely solely on official observers to monitor thousands of polling stations when you can empower the entire citizenry to do so?

What’s Wrong with Erasing Information from the Web?

June 3, 2014 | by Aryeh Neier
The recent European court decision requiring Google to delete certain information from the web could have serious consequences for freedom of information.
Grantee Spotlight

Patrolling the Streets with Hungary’s Roma Police

June 3, 2014 | by Gyorgy Makula
In Hungary, an increased Roma presence in law enforcement cultivates cooperation and helps change ingrained stereotypes at street level.
Grantee Spotlight

Time to Speak out against Statelessness in Europe

June 2, 2014 | by Chris Nash
A petition launched by the European Network on Statelessness is urging governments to take steps to solve the crisis in their midst.

A Global Victory for Palliative Care

June 2, 2014 | by Mary Callaway, Sebastian Krueger
The first-ever World Health Organization resolution on palliative care charts a path for proper care and treatment for patients across the world with life-threatening illness.
Grantee Spotlight

Support, Don’t Punish: How You Can Help End the War on Drugs

May 30, 2014 | by Jamie Bridge
People in more than 50 cities around the world will take to the streets on June 26 to demand an end to the drug war.

Bill Aims to Improve the Health of Nigeria’s Oil and Gas Industry

May 30, 2014 | by Joseph Amenaghawon
Nigeria has a thriving oil and gas sector, yet most of its people continue to live off less than $1.25 per day. Here's one way Nigerians are trying to address this "poverty amidst plenty."
Grantee Spotlight

An Online Bill of Rights in Brazil

May 29, 2014 | by Hannah Draper
A first-ever law in Brazil is designed to protect internet privacy, free expression, and net neutrality. We spoke with digital rights expert Ronaldo Lemos, who helped draft the legislation.

How Access to Justice Is Helping Women in Northern Pakistan

May 28, 2014 | by Lotta Teale
Community-based paralegals are helping young women and their families use the law to resolve problems arising from “down country” marriages.