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From the Front Lines of Ferguson

April 10, 2015by Terrance Pitts

Open Society Voices

Inside a Paris Newsroom After the Charlie Hebdo Attacks

January 8, 2015 | by Eleanor Kelly

A day after 12 people were killed in a brazen terror attack aimed at a French magazine, one publisher explains why the media in France won’t be silenced.

Grantee Spotlight

Know the Warning Signs: The Dangers of Drug Policy Abuse

January 7, 2015 | by Nicholas Klassen

A series of “PSAs” encourages voters to reach out to lawmakers whose support for criminalization policies is harming public health.

Kazakh Court Again Orders Police to Pay Torture Compensation

December 24, 2014 | by Alexandra Cherkasenko

A court in Kazakhstan has again ordered local police to pay compensation to a torture victim, recognizing the country’s obligation to respond to the UN Committee Against Torture.

Grantee Spotlight

Building an Open Burma Through Medical Ethics

December 22, 2014 | by Sebastian Krueger

Professor Myaing Myaing Nyunt says that something as simple as teaching doctors and students about consent forms will encourage democratic transition.

New Document Throws More Light on Mexico’s San Fernando Killings

December 22, 2014 | by Jesse Franzblau

A newly released document from the investigation into the 2010–11 massacres of migrants in San Fernando paints a picture of official connections to organized crime.

Why Romanian Journalists Are Opening Bakeries

December 22, 2014 | by Marius Dragomir

Manipulated by politicians and desperate for money, Romania’s press is in crisis. But the country’s newly elected president could rewrite the story.

Fortifying Africa Against Instability Caused by Climate Change

December 22, 2014 | by Firmin Mbala

As rising temperatures throw parts of the continent into chaos, an initiative aims to build resilience to the deadly conflicts catalyzed by a shifting climate.

Q&A

Parliament Debates Ending Holland’s Christmas Blackface Tradition

December 22, 2014 | by Eleanor Kelly

The Netherlands’ annual Zwarte Piet (Black Pete) display betrays the country’s progressive reputation. Last week, the European Parliament debated retiring it once and for all.

Grantee Spotlight

A Scholarship That Follows Its Recipients Home

December 19, 2014 | by Zoe Brogden

This fall, the first Civil Society Leadership Awards scholars enrolled at universities around the U.S. with one goal: to bring new skills and ideas back to their home countries.

Healing the Wounds in Ferguson and Staten Island

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

The Open Society Foundations are investing $2.9 million to support community groups working to promote law enforcement accountability and help build a national database on police behavior.

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