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Open Society Voices

Q&A: The Upstart Newspaper Exposing Corruption in Afghanistan

March 9, 2018

Seizing the opportunity created by a severe lack of independent news organizations, a group of young people in Kabul are using journalism to hold corrupt government officials accountable for abusing their power.

Pakistan’s Courts Need to Do More to Acknowledge Mental Illness

November 28, 2017 Rimmel Mohydin

Khizar Hayat faces a death sentence for murder in Pakistan—despite being a victim of schizophrenia.

How Young Pakistanis Are Sharing Their World on Bolo Jawan

September 28, 2017 Jonathan Birchall, Areebah Shahid

Weddings, politics, food, sport and more: a new website is giving young Pakistanis the opportunity to write about life from their point of view.