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Open Society Voices

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.

Q&A: Inside the Campaign to Close Rikers

April 6, 2017

An independent commission helped advance a long-running drive to shutter the notorious New York City jail complex on Rikers Island. What happens next?

Gender Identity Recognition at the Border and Beyond

April 5, 2017 Lisa Skeen

Activists in the United States and elsewhere are mobilizing to ensure trans and intersex people’s rights are protected while traveling abroad—when they are particularly vulnerable.