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Sri Lanka’s New Right-to-Information Law Could Save Lives

For too long, government secrets held Sri Lanka’s democracy back. Now, the law is already shifting power back where it belongs—in the hands of the people.

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Central Asia at History’s Crossroads  

Central Asia’s long history of foreign and domestic repression is well known. Less appreciated, but just as important, is the on-the-ground progress happening across the region every day by civil society activists.

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Q&A: A Rotten Deal in Nigeria and the Global Movement for Transparency

As two major oil companies face court cases over a deal in Nigeria, Global Witness’s Rachel Owens talks about how activists are fighting for transparency and justice—and what the international community can do to help.

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With NGOs Under Attack, the European Union Needs an Early Action Plan

The European Union’s commitment to a “sharper and more coherent” effort to support embattled civil society groups around the world requires a bold and structured approach.

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Drugs in Documentary Films: A Showcase

The Open Society Foundations and PBS POV present an evening of excerpts from new documentary films exploring a range of harmful effects created by the current drug control regime.

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Grand Corruption Without Borders: U.S. Commitment to Responsible Assets Repatriation
Two panels of experts discuss how repatriation of stolen assets to states ruled by authoritarian and kleptocratic regimes is problematic.