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The Hashtag That Stymied Corruption in Kyrgyzstan

January 28, 2016 by Shamil Ibragimov

By making information about public spending visible, watchdogs are shaming away government waste.

Two Milestones Put Romani Cultural Discourse in the Hands of Roma Themselves

January 15, 2016 by Cayetano Fernandez 9

For too long, Romani studies have been dictated by non-Roma “experts.” In 2015, a pair of breakthrough achievements shifted that paradigm dramatically.

Afghan Photo Exhibit Seeks to Redefine Peace

December 22, 2015 by Wahida Paikan 11

Over a hundred photos taken by Afghan photographers convey the message that ending war in the country cannot come at any price.