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Marielle Franco Has Not Been Silenced

March 20, 2018Marc Krupanski

Open Society Voices

Monitoring the Use of Electronic Monitoring

March 22, 2018 | James Kilgore

The use of electronic monitoring has doubled in recent years. But nobody’s watching the watchers. New guidelines can help restore rights of those under state surveillance.

Marielle Franco Has Not Been Silenced

March 20, 2018 | Marc Krupanski

The outspoken, beloved Brazilian politician may have been violently taken from our world. But her legacy—her tireless dedication to empowering the marginalized and dispossessed—will not be extinguished. It will endure.

Institutionalization Will Not Solve the U.S. Gun Problem

March 19, 2018 | Judith Klein

In response to escalating calls for more gun control, some U.S. leaders have recommended institutionalizing more people with mental health problems instead. But that would be a terrible—and tragic—mistake.

How U.S. States and Cities Can Shore Up Civil Rights

March 19, 2018 | Jill Habig

The federal government is abandoning its historical role in protecting citizens’ rights. It’s time to give state and local governments the support they’ll need to pick up the slack.

How Do We Measure Access to Justice? A Global Survey of Legal Needs Shows the Way

March 16, 2018 | Peter Chapman, Alejandro Ponce

The World Justice Project’s new survey, Global Insights on Access to Justice, is the first of its kind to try to understand global access to civil, rather than criminal, justice.

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.

Confronting the Tigers: How Young Parisians Use the Law to Expose Police Abuse

March 7, 2018 | Lanna Hollo

Four police officers in Paris are on trial for assault, in a case that is highlighting the human cost of abusive and discriminatory policing.

Q&A: The Woman Who Challenged Brazil’s Abortion Taboo

February 27, 2018

The first Latin American woman to challenge Brazil’s abortion laws in the country’s Supreme Court was not only taking on an anti-choice legal system; she was also challenging the culture of shame and silence that upholds it.

Journalism Needs Freelancers, and Freelancers Need Protection

February 23, 2018 | Elisabet Cantenys

Despite often working out of the spotlight, freelancers play an indispensable role in journalism today. News organizations, and readers, must do more to ensure their safety.

How Macedonia’s Bureaucracy Is Failing Young People

February 14, 2018 | Katerina Gogova

Too many of the country’s institutions are simply not equipped with the medicine, expertise, or guidance they need to help young people who are using drugs.