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Russia’s Mass Naturalization of Crimeans Has Had Very Unnatural Effects

June 14, 2018Laura Bingham, Natasha Arnpriester

Open Society Voices

Building a Citizen-Driven Media for the African Continent

June 21, 2018 | Tshepo Tshabalala

Journalists and entrepreneurs are coming up with new ways to inform and connect their fellow citizens. A novel initiative seeks to bring these innovators together for the benefit of all.

A Brighter Future for Refugee Kids, Through Learning and Laughter

June 20, 2018 | Tina Hyder

Syrian refugee children—now living in uncertain conditions in multiple countries—are in dire need of both educational and psychological support. A new and unique partnership is trying to help.

Data Alone Won’t Stop Ethnic Profiling

June 19, 2018 | Maryam H’madoun

While many police officers in Belgium recognize that ethnic profiling is real and harmful, acknowledging the problem is only the beginning. It’s time for law enforcement to move beyond words and make concrete policy changes.

Mayors to the Rescue in Puerto Rico

June 14, 2018 | Karina Claudio Betancourt

Following a catastrophic hurricane and an inadequate government response, a group of mayors forged a connection to offer support, trade expertise, and together build a better future for Puerto Rico.

Russia’s Mass Naturalization of Crimeans Has Had Very Unnatural Effects

June 14, 2018 | Laura Bingham, Natasha Arnpriester

Russia’s campaign to impose nationality on the annexed territory has led to the sometimes violent suppression of ethnic identity, according to a new report.

The EU’s New Privacy Rules Are Only a First Step

June 12, 2018 | Vera Franz

While the new rules governing how large tech companies use people’s data are a step in the right direction, more must be done in order to rein in the excesses of “surveillance capitalism.”

A Historic Moment for Europeans of African Descent

June 11, 2018 | Nick Glynn

The European Parliament’s recognition of black Europeans’ contributions and structural disadvantages was overdue and welcome. But policymakers and civil society must keep working to build a more inclusive European future.

Europe’s Human Rights Court Shines More Light on the CIA’s Black Site Torture Program

June 8, 2018 | Amrit Singh

A ruling from the European Court of Human Rights requires Romania to finally acknowledge that it hosted a secret CIA prison on its territory between 2003 and 2005.

A Step Forward for Equal Marriage Rights in the European Union

June 7, 2018 | Simon Cox

Same-sex spouses who married an EU migrant in an EU country must now be recognized as having the same residency rights as opposite-sex spouses across all 28 member states.

Armenia’s Democratic Awakening Is a Warning to Authoritarians Everywhere

June 5, 2018 | Larisa Minasyan

A nonviolent movement against Armenia’s longtime strongman ruler has convinced him to step down, opened a new chapter in the country’s political history, and sent a message to would-be autocrats throughout the world.