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In the United States, the Open Society Foundations aim to nurture the development of a society that allows all people to participate equitably in political, economic, and cultural life; encourages diverse opinions and critical debate; protects human rights; and promotes broadly shared prosperity and security.

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Open Society Voices

How Drug Courts Are Falling Short

June 7, 2017 Christine Mehta

The "drug court" alternative-sentencing model has spread across the United States. It may be increasingly common, but the drug court model often fails to respect human rights.

Q&A: The Fight to Save a Free and Open Internet

May 15, 2017

With existing regulations up for review, Gigi Sohn—an Open Society Leadership in Government Fellow and former counselor to the FCC chairman—speaks about the road ahead for advocates of a free, accessible internet.

In the Information Battle with Post-Soviet States, the West Is Losing Ground

April 17, 2017 Adam Hug

A new report examines how propaganda and disinformation are being disseminated across Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, and elsewhere, including across Europe and America—and what can be done about it.